Emperor Penguin with Chick is a heart touching piece that features a small chick nestled by its mother’s feet. The chick’s face is fully visible while the mother’s gaze is directed downward in a watchful manner. Two other penguins can be seen in the icy background. The snow and ice caps set the perfect scene for this sweet pair. This touching piece can melt anyone’s heart.
Our penguins are scrimshawed onto light mammoth ivory with a border of dark bluish ivory, adding to the chilly atmosphere. Its freeform shape is not meant to be a perfect rectangle, but rather adds to the custom feel. It is hand set into a custom sterling silver mount and includes a 20″ sterling silver chain. This piece measures 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ at its widest and comes packaged in a gift box.
To care for your scrimshaw, I recommend you never wear a scrimshaw piece in swimming or the shower. Also, for genuine ivory pieces it is best not to leave it sitting in direct sunlight or exposed to the intense heat, like that of a vehicle in the summer. Ivory is a natural material and deserves to be cherished. I use the most permanent inks available for my artwork and I have applied several layers of Renaissance wax to preserve the colors. The pieces made using water buffalo have a durable acrylic coating.
Note: The Mammoth ivory in this pendant was found in Russia and came to the US by way of China. Russian mammoth ivory is some of the finest in the world. Estimates place mammoth ivory around 10,000 years old. Mammoth ivory is legal to import, export, and sell in most of the United States with the exception of a few states. Therefore, I will not sell or ship this item to HI, NV, IL, CA, NY, NJ, NH, VT, or DC.
A refund will be issued if the shipping or credit card address is any of these states.