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Lot #222
DepartmentCanes, Rules, Etc.
Sold For$1,400.00(hammer price)
 $1,680.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedSeptember 6, 2019

Description

UNIQUE SET OF WHALE IVORY AND WOOD CANES America, Circa 1870
L-shaped whale ivory handles with ebony spacers and brass finials. Two with agobeam shafts and two with mahogany shafts. Found on Nantucket, made by a whaleman for different members of his family, the identifying mark for each being the number and placement of the spacers. Mounted together on a metal stand. Lengths from 35 to 35.25".
See:The Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, Sotheby's New York, April 29-30, 1983.
Illustrated in Susan's Teeth and Much About Scrimshaw
by Everett U. Crosby."

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