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Item Details

Temp #1
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00
Last UpdatedApril 2, 2019

Description

CANE WITH SUPERBLY CARVED WALRUS IVORY HANDLE IN PATRIOTIC MOTIFS Circa 1876
Grip portion of the L-shaped handle carved in the form of an eagle perched atop a tree branch. Stem portion of the handle with ring of beading above a relief-carved oval bust portrait of George Washington and a relief-carved spread-wing eagle with American shield, arrows and olive branches. Tapered malacca shaft with thin silver metal collar and original metal ferrule. The carving on the walrus ivory components is exceptionally meticulous, with details including the eagle's sharp beak, beautifully articulated feathers and lifelike talons, and the 13 raised stars on the American shield. Length 33.75.
"

Condition

Fine patina. Chip in relief-carved frame around portrait of Washington. No other significant wear or damages noted.

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