A Fine Victorian Walking Cane with silver mounted sperm whale tooth handle

A Fine Victorian Walking Cane with silver mounted sperm whale tooth handle

1800 to 1900 England

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A Fine Victorian Walking Cane with silver mounted sperm whale tooth handle
On a polished bamboo shaft
Hallmarked London 1897

Size: 90 cm long – 35½ ins long
Sailors often sold the raw materials they brought back with them from long whaling trips to cane manufacturers who were responding to the growing popular market for nautical canes. The sperm whale’s teeth were discarded and regarded as surplus to requirements by the whaling Captains who were solely interested in the whale’s blubber and spermaceti that was rendered down and sold for oil.
Dimensions
Height 90.00 cm (35.43 inches)
Medium
whale tooth/silver/bamboo cane
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