Vintage Ivory Blocks


“Vintage Ivory Blocks”  carved from whale ivory by unknown carver. Two are quite old and have lovely patinas. The other is recent, but just as well done. Slight damage on the base of the larger one. Fascinating collection from one of our clients who is no longer with us. Sold as a set only. The largest one weighs 283 grams, measures 2 5/8″H x 2 1/4″W x 2 1/8″D. The 2 wheel one weighs 225 grams, measures 2 3/4″H x 2 1/4″W x 1 5/8″D. The light one weighs 84 grams, measures 2 1/4″H x 1 1/2″W x 1 1/8″D.

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 to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.

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