Dangerous Grizzly

David Adams Scrimshaw - Dangerous Grizzly

Black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by David Adams. Something or someone has really made this guy angry. Can you imagine coming face to face with this fearsome animal? Feet don’t fail me now, although it is almost impossible to outrun these animals for a short distance. Adams has just nailed this one.  This is an artifact of some kind, but we really do not know exactly how it was used. The back side has been worked into a “V” shape. Nice stand of bubinga and ebony complete the picture.

Rattlesnake and Mouse Carving

Rattlesnake and Mouse Carving

Rattlesnake and Mouse Carving – Excellent carving on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by unknown artist. Nice artifact that was used as a fire starter hundreds and hundreds of years ago. Creative use of the ivory highlighted by placing the mouse at the bottom on one of the holes. Really like this one.

Night Owl

David Smith Scrimshaw - Night Owl

Black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by David Smith. As night approaches, this guy is looking for a meal. No doubt he will find it and there will be fewer critters around the barn. Love the way Smith has created the background, giving the impression of impending darkness. The ivory was used as a tool by ancient Eskimos in the Northern Bering Sea area hundreds of years ago. Not much of this rare ivory found anymore. Nice piece from a long time collector who is no longer with us.

King Leopard

David Adams Scrimshaw - King Leopard

Color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by David Adams. Rarely seen King Leopard depicted by Adams. This cat is a hybrid of other leopards and was not considered in the leopard family until fairly recently.  The stealthy cat is making its way down rocks to the edge of an unseen stream. Love the composition in this one. This is done on a museum quality ancient walrus tusk ivory net sinker. Both holes are completely intact, which is rare. Most are mounted on a horizontal base, so this created a challenge for the scrimshander. Adams nailed it. Nice lacewood stand completes the picture.

 

Glory of the Seas

Color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Mike Cohen. Well known artist, Cohen, has been at the top of his game for some time now. His work is prized by knowing collectors. Very well done image of the famous Glory of the Seas. Done on an artifact, judging by the scoring marks at the top of the ivory. Not a great deal of this ivory around today. Nice stand of bubinga and mammoth ivory complete the picture.

Blue Whale with Friendship Schooner

Gerry Dupont Scrimshaw - Blue Whale with Friendship Schooner

Black and white scimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Gerry Dupont. Excellent depiction of above/below concept by well known scrimshander, Dupont. Nice detail with the people on board the vessel. He has used virtually every area of the artifact for this fine work. Not sure exactly how the ivory was used, but the scoring marks show that it was some sort of tool or artifact hundreds and hundreds of years ago. Nice stand completes the picture. Great price on this one, by the way.

King Leo Scrimshaw Knife

Matt Stothart Scrimshaw - King Leo Knife

“King Leo Knife” Color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory by Matt Stothart. What an impressive piece-the knife, stand and scrimshaw! Custom knife by well known knife maker Ed Friedly using his “Elmer Keith” style of knife. Just the knife itself is a work or art, but when you add the bocote wood stand by Cash and Stothart’s right on scrimshaw, then you have something special. We don’t get many of these, but when we do, they go fast.

Bears in Den Ivory Carving

Bears in Den Ivory Carving

Bears in Den Ivory Carving – Intricate carving on ancient walrus tusk ivory sled runner. A family of bears nestles safely inside their cozy den, waiting for the coming spring. This rare ivory was used as a sled runner by ancient Eskimos in the Northern Bering Sea area approximately 500-1500 years ago. Note the holes drilled into the left side of the tusk. We do not get many like this. A very rare piece and the work is excellent.

Bearded Dragon Ivory Carving

Bearded Dragon Ivory Carving

Bearded Dragon Ivory Carving on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact. Highly detailed carving of four bearded dragons done on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact. The strong color in the ivory is the result of minerals that have been absorbed into the ivory as it was buried for hundreds and hundreds of years. This rare piece of ivory was used as some type of tool or artifact by Ancient Eskimos along the northern Bering Sea area. It was probably used as part of a sled runner (the very tip). Outstanding.

Turtle Trove Carving Ivory Carving

Turtle Trove Carving Ivory Carving – Detailed carving on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact of newly hatched turtles making their way to the ocean. Nicely carved piece depicting the perilous scamper of newly hatched turtles as they make their way to the ocean. Things may not be better there, but that’s the way of nature. Very nice color in the ivory, the result of minerals in the area in which it was buried. Scoring marks on the ivory indicate that it was used as some type of artifact thousands of years ago.