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Temp #71
DepartmentCanes, Rules, Etc.
Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00
Last UpdatedMarch 15, 2019

Description

CARVED WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE Mid-19th Century
Whale ivory handle carved in the form of a turk's-head knot. Octagonal whale ivory collar with exotic wood bands and concentric ring carvings. Upper half of shaft carved from a single piece of whalebone in rope and spiral designs separated by a medial collar in a braided rope design. Lower half of shaft in exotic wood, fitted with a whalebone ferrule. Whale ivory components with significant pearling. Length 35.5."

Condition

Wood portion of shaft may be a later replacement. Deep patina.

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