Unknown Artist – War of 1812 Scrimshaw – This is done on a very large sperm whale’s tooth that weights 1 pound, 12.2 ounces! Although the tooth appears to be quite old, we are not sure the scrimshaw is of the same age. Very nicely done with a great deal of action. From the collection of one of our long time 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.