A Fine and Rare Carved and Inlaid Whalebone and Sperm Whale Ivory Sailors Walking Stick / Cane
A Fine and Rare Carved and Inlaid Whalebone and Sperm Whale Ivory Sailors Walking Stick / Cane

A Fine and Rare Carved and Inlaid Whalebone and Sperm Whale Ivory Sailors Walking Stick / Cane

1800 to 1900 England

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A Fine and Rare Carved and Inlaid Whalebone and Sperm Whale Ivory Sailors Walking
Stick
Sperm whale ivory, whalebone, tortoiseshell and baleen
First half of 19th Century

Size: 95 cm long – 37½ ins long
THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR FINE EXAMPLES OF SAILORS WALKING CANES / STICKS IN WHALE-BONE / NARWHAL AND INLAY ETC.

NEWS: For a very rare collection and fine examples of Antique Walking canes see our upcoming catalogue (number 24) at the end of May 2015
Export of sailors made marine ivory walking canes: these can be exported legally outside the EU with the appropriate CITES export paperwork (regarding the narwhal / tortoiseshell and walrus tusk elements in all of our antique sailors made canes)
ONLY walking canes containing Elephant Ivory are prohibited for importation into the USA at present
Please contact for full details if you are interested in acquiring marine ivory / sailors made scrimshaw walking canes
NOTE: Now sold - similar walking canes always wanted for stock

NEWS: An exceptional collection of 10 very fine and rare antique walking canes will be featured in our upcoming catalogue (number24) at the end of May 2015, to order a copy please send mailing details to: enquiries@finch-and-co.co.uk
Men aboard whaling ships were often at sea on voyages for as long as three to five years. All of them when not on watch or actually whaling would have time on their hands. Using the discarded sperm whale teeth, whalebone and panbone they made a variety of objects for gifts and for trade.
Panbone turned on a mariners simple lathe would produce a long tapering rod of whalebone which when mounted with a decorative handle carved from a sperm whale tooth formed a functional walking stick and a decorative marine work of art.
Dimensions
Height 95.00 mm (3.74 inches)
Medium
Sperm whale ivory, whalebone, tortoiseshell and baleen
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