Sperm whale carving on whale’s tooth by Armando Ramos. Perfect choice of subject matter: sperm whale on sperm whale. Love the detail of the teeth around the edge of the carving. There was a great deal of ivory removed from the interior of this tooth by Ramos. There is evidence of a repair on the tail. Since this was probably done in the late 1980s and has been transported to several locations, it stands to reason that slight damage could occur. Without the slight repair, the price would be double on this one.
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.