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Lot #250
DepartmentCanes, Rules, Etc.
Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 24, 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.
The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

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

This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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