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Lot #126
DepartmentCanes, Rules, Etc.
Sold For$5,500.00(hammer price)
 $6,600.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedSeptember 30, 2019

Description

CANE WITH WHALE IVORY HANDLE CARVED AS A SAILOR'S HEAD Mid-19th Century
Sailor wearing a wide-brimmed hat and shirt collar. Engraved hair, eyebrows and eyes. Collar comprised of bone and ebony spacers. Wooden shaft with whale ivory tip. Length 36.5.
Two canes with similar sailor head handles are illustrated in Graven by the Fishermen Themselves by Richard Malley, p. 91.
Provenance:
Richard "Sam" Sylvia, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

Age lines in sailor head. One ebony spacer with age crack. Shaft with two divots two cracks reinforced with screws.

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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