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Item Details

Lot #130
DepartmentCanes, Rules, Etc.
Sold For$4,000.00(hammer price)
 $4,800.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

CHILD'S CANE WITH WHALE IVORY HAMMER-FORM HANDLE Mid-19th Century
Handle, a fine replica of a hammer, is affixed to an elongated collar comprised of whale ivory and ebony segments composed in an unusual elliptical design. Whalebone shaft with twist carving at upper two thirds. Length 28.
Illustrated in Art and Antiques, February 1982, p. 71.
Provenance:
Charles and Mary Grace Carpenter.
Nina Hellman, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

Cracks to whale ivory components. Noted on hammer head, band and upper shaft.

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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