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Item Details

Temp #7
DepartmentCanes, Rules, Etc.
Low Estimate$3,500.00
High Estimate$4,000.00
Last UpdatedNovember 27, 2018

Description

EXCEPTIONALLY CARVED WHALEMAN-MADE CANE 19th Century
Whale ivory knob handle with delicate relief floral and foliate carving surrounding a vacant cartouche. Large flower blossom at top of handle and a band of acanthus leaves around circumference of stem. Elongated ebony and ivory collar with a thin fruitwood band and a relief-carved snake whose head and body wraps continuously around the circumference of both the wood and ivory components. Fruitwood shaft with sawtooth ebony inlay at upper portion and a thin whale ivory band. Whalebone ferrule. Length 36."

Condition

Very minor loss of inlay on shaft.

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