On the heels of being contacted by a former Mystery Artist
(see Philip Hayde), we have another Mystery Artist! This fine piece was brought to our attention from Michael, who would love to know the artist who signed the work “MUL” or “HUL” – though it could be other initials as well. It is either whale or elephant ivory, and has been expertly crafted onto a mahogany piece. We’re contacting the owner to see if the setting is just decorative or if it is a functional piece as well. The scrimshaw artist shows good detail, using mostly a line technique, and we really enjoy the contrast between the whale above and below the water, with the waves obscuring some of the color. Anyone knowing the artist may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.