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Item Details

Lot #128
DepartmentCanes, Rules, Etc.
Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00
Last UpdatedJune 4, 2019

Description

CANE WITH EXTENSIVE INLAY AND WHALE IVORY CLENCHED FIST HANDLE Mid-19th Century
Handle carved as a clenched right fist, with triangular mother-of-pearl inlay and sawtooth baleen or shell inlay at area of wrist. Collar comprised of bands of baleen, whale ivory and exotic wood; wood segments with alternating diamond-shaped mother-of-pearl and contrasting wood inlay. Wood shaft with sawtooth mother-of-pearl inlay at top. Whale ivory ferrule separated from shaft with a thin baleen band. Length 33.
Provenance:
Nina Hellman, Nantucket, Massachusetts.
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Condition

Whale ivory components with age lines. One baleen ring is chipped.

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