Woman with Comb


“Woman with Comb” color scrimshaw on pre-ban Ivory brush by Karen Reno. Created by Reno for Scrimshaw Gallery in the late 1980s, this amazing piece is from the collection of one our clients who is no longer with us. The brush itself was made in London in the 1880s. The boar bristles are in excellent condition. No one did better nudes than Karen Reno. Note the way she compliments the red tones in the woman’s fingernails and lipstick with the rose on the handle. Ditto with the lustrous hair and the intricate scroll work. This is simply an outstanding work at a bargain price.

This scrimshaw is done on pre-ban African ivory. Since the passage of the CITIES Treaty in 1973, there has been no African ivory brought into the U.S. However, ivory that was in the U.S. prior to 1973 can be legally sold and shipped within the U.S. However, new legislation taking effect in 2016 restricts pre-ban African Ivory from being shipped interstate. It can only legally be shipped intrastate, (within the state). All of our pre-ban 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 the new 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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