Victorian Woman with Chair on Antique Whale’s Tooth
Black and white scrimshaw on antique whale’s tooth by an unknown scrimshaw artist. Absolutely beautiful rich patina on this antique tooth. Must have come from an older bull sperm whale judging by the size and rounded tip. Solid tooth with no checks or cracks. Weighs one pound, 11 ounces. Probably done between 1860 to 1880. Note the tiny dots outlining the figure and chair, indicative of much of the antique scrimshaw of the period. A keeper! From the extensive collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us.
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.