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19th Century


Whale ivory L-shaped handle, the end carved and engraved as an eagle's head, with a slightly open beak, lively eyes and rows of feathers. Eagle terminates in incised banding, one band engraved with a four-petal clover design. Whalebone shaft with two sections of spiral carvings above a tapered cylinder. The upper spiral carving is narrow and runs counterclockwise, while the lower section is wider and runs clockwise. Both sections with ink highlights to accentuate the spirals.
Length 30".
Condition: Age lines in handle. Brass pins used to strengthen handle or attach to shaft. One side of handle with a series of shallow gouges, possibly done in the making. Other light wear commensurate with age and use. This item not available for international delivery. Please be aware of your state and local regulations and bid accordingly.

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