Sailors Scrimshaw Whalebone and Carved Sperm Whale Tooth Walking Cane
Sailors Scrimshaw Whalebone and Carved Sperm Whale Tooth Walking Cane
Sailors Scrimshaw Whalebone and Carved Sperm Whale Tooth Walking Cane
Sailors Scrimshaw Whalebone and Carved Sperm Whale Tooth Walking Cane
Sailors Scrimshaw Whalebone and Carved Sperm Whale Tooth Walking Cane

Sailors Scrimshaw Whalebone and Carved Sperm Whale Tooth Walking Cane

1800 to 1900 England

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A Sailors Scrimshaw Whalebone and Carved Sperm Whale Tooth Walking Cane
The handle a carved cuffed and clenched fist grasping a snake with a later silver collar hallmarked London 1903.
Baleen, whalebone, sperm whale ivory and silver
Smooth old polished patina
Circa 1870 – 80

Size: 86.5cm long – 34 ins long
It is thought that the closed fist with a cuff at the wrist symbolises the friendship hand and that the scrimshander on board ship was carving a cane for use on land that would convey friendliness and good will.
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Whaelbone and Sperm Whale tooth, silver
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