Black and white scrimshaw on antique whale’s tooth by unknown artist. Unusual subject matter on this one depicting a hunter taking aim at a very large stag. Mountains in the background and the outline of a dog behind the intrepid marksman. Very old tooth in excellent condition with a rich patina. Probably done 1870-1900. From the collection of one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. He acquired it in 1984. Weighs in at one pound even.
This scrimshaw is done on a sperm whale’s tooth. Federal legislation bans the interstate shipment of whale ivory. It can only be shipped intrastate (within the state). All of our whale ivory is located with our associate in the state of Ohio. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Ohio. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Ohio, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.