Whaleboat Helmsman


“Whaleboat Helmsman” black and white scrimshaw on sperm whale’s tooth by Ray Peters. Intrepid helmsman steers straight and true, keeping the prey insight. Early work by renowned scrimshander, Peters, done in 1974. It is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. Slight check on the bottom right side of the tooth. Fine opportunity to obtain a vintage Peters at 1974 prices.


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.

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