Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge
Black and white scrimshaw on matched pair of whale’s teeth by unknown scrimshander. Portraits of President Warren G. Harding and Vice President Calvin Coolidge. Probably done in the early to mid 1920s to commemorate either the election of Harding or, his death in 1923. Nice patina on this matched pair. Note the worn tips of the teeth, indicating that they came from a very old sperm whale. From the collection of a long time client of ours who is no longer with us. This pair would make an interesting addition to a scrimshaw collection, or presidential collection.
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 Florida. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Florida. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Florida, 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.