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The shaft carved with a snake around which a family of nine beavers run and one long tailed bird sits, their eyes studded with brass tacks. The base carved with a row of four deer heads and slightly above, a row of three human effigy heads, all of the eyes studded with brass tacks. The shaft also etched in black with a hunting scene consisting of dogs, pine trees, men with guns, one man with a net, and snakes twining to the top of the staff where a larger man with a hat and pipe is depicted in profile. The handle with a double janus effigy head of an Indian with brass eyes and the top of the head with a silver plaque initialled ‘JW’.
Circa 1850 – 60
Size : 77.5 cm long – 30½ ins long
|Height||77.50 cm||(30.51 inches)|