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Tooth & Bone Whaler's Cane

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A fine nineteenth century whaler's walking cane, the shaft fashioned from a cut section of whale's jaw bone, the lower section carved into a formal spiral inspired by a narwhal tusk, above this is a section cut with neat cross hatching.

An octagonal band inlaid with dots of  black palm wood before a final octagonal section neatly carved with reeded lines. A plain octagonal carving leads to a flared octagonal 'capstan' handle inset with an elongated diamond of tortoiseshell joined to the shaft by a disc of baleen.

 

English/American circa 1860.

 

36.25 inches long. 

 

Item Code: 3734

£ 3750

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