Lady Icarus

Karen Reno Scrimshaw - Lady Icarus

“Lady Icarus” color scrimshaw on ancient mammoth tusk ivory by Karen Reno. Little known fact  in Greek mythology is the story of Lady Icarus. She was left behind when her husband and father in law flew away from the island. Outstanding work by Reno on this one which was done several years ago. It is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. Reno has not created any scrimshaw for over a decade now. Love the color in her wings that compliments the draping fabric and the pendant on her forehead. The stand is simply a work of art in itself. If you do not care for the myth of Lady Icarus, feel free to create one of your own. I did.

Victorian Women at Leisure

Karen Reno Scrimshaw - Scrimshaw Collector

“Victorian Women at Leisure” black and white scrimshaw on matched set (brush and mirror) by Karen Reno. This set was done by Karen in the late 90s and is from the collection of one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. The set was probably made in England and used by someone there, judging from the coloration on the mirror from the hand oils transferring to the mirror over the years. Boar bristles show very little wear. We had the incredible stands made before Reno worked her magic. You will not see work like this today on this type of material. The original owner acquired the set for $6000.00.

Notice:

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 it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.

 

Dragon and Rose Scrimshaw Knife

Dragon and Rose Scrimshaw Knife

Handmade color scrimshaw knife on ancient mammoth ivory by Karen Reno of a dragon and rose.  Very well done knife from one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. Detailed file work and well done scrimshaw. Liner lock with damascus blade. Nice piece at a great price.

Exotic Dancer Scrimshaw Knife

Karen Reno - Exotic Dancer Scrimshaw Knife

Handmade color scrimshaw knife with ancient mammoth tusk ivory scales by Karen Reno of an exotic dancer. Elaborate work on this one. From one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. Note the 14k thumbstud set with a ruby. The crimson tones are mirrored in the dancer’s costume as well. Not sure who the knife maker was, but it is very well done. Check out the amazing file work as well.

Lissome Brunette Scrimshaw Knife

Karen Reno Scrimshaw - Lissome Brunette Scrimshaw Knife

‘Lissome Brunette Scrimshaw Knife’ scrimshaw by Karen Reno on ancient mammoth tusk ivory. This beautiful work was done in 1999 by Reno (who is no longer creating scrimshaw, by the way) for one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. Knife has excellent file work on the spine as well as on the liner lock. Not sure who the maker was, but it is quite well made and would be an excellent addition to any knife and scrimshaw collection.

Modeling a New Blouse

Karen Reno Scrimshaw - Modeling a New Blouse

Black and white scrimshaw on pre-ban African ivory tip by Karen Reno. Beautiful young woman appears to be looking into a mirror admiring her new blouse. She will probably wear it to some fashionable event in the evening. Nice hair style.

Notice:
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 it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.

Beautiful Dreamer

Karen Reno Scrimshaw - Beautiful Dreamer

Black and white scrimshaw on pre-ban African ivory by Karen Reno. Masterful piece by Reno from the collection of one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. Reno’s nudes are always spot on. Stand by the late Ken Fredericks. Reno, by the way, is no longer creating scrimshaw, so these are the last ones available.

Notice:
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 it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.

Big Hair Day

Karen Reno Scrimshaw - Big Hair Day

Black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Karen Reno. Some people have big hair days, not bad hair days. This is one such lady. Lovely pose and look. She definitely has something or someone in mind. Ivory was used as some type of tool artifact hundreds of years past. Nice work at a great price.

Black Hair and Black Lace

Karen Reno Scrimshaw - Black Hair and Black Lace

Black and white scrimshaw on pre-ban African ivory tip by Karen Reno. First class work on this beautiful portrait by Reno. Just the perfect angle of her head with the lustrous raven hair spilling down her face. Beautiful composition. Everything on this one works.

Notice:
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 it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.

Sabrina, the Belly Dancer

Karen Reno Scrimshaw - Sabrina, the Belly Dancer

Black and white scrimshaw on pre-ban African Ivory by Karen Reno. Impressive full length depiction of a performer known as Sabrina. Nice shape of ivory for this one. Reno has done an amazing job, especially with the details on her jewelry. Check it out. This is from the collection of one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. Reno, by the way, is no longer creating scrimshaw, so this is your last chance to add her work to your collection.

Notice:
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 it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.