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Lot #74
DepartmentCanes, Rules, Etc.
Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 3, 2019

Description

INLAID WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE Mid-19th Century
Whale ivory ball handle with parallel incised bands and a tall turned stem. Elongated collar comprised of contrasting bands, possibly shell or baleen, separating whale ivory segments. Upper segment inlaid with opposing abalone triangles centering exotic wood dots. Lower segment in a similar pattern, with shell and exotic wood triangles and abalone dots. Deeply fluted whalebone shaft with inlaid dots at top and a simple tapered cylinder at tip. Length 33.5."

Condition

Tip chippped and possibly slightly reduced. Handle with age lines/cracks. Minor losses.

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