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

Sailors Scrimshaw Whalebone and Sperm Whale Tooth Walking Cane

1800 to 1900 Anglo American

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An Exceptional Sailors Scrimshaw Whalebone and Sperm Whale Tooth Walking Cane the Handle Carved as a Turks-Head Knot the Octagonal Shaft Decorated with Diamond and Roundel Motifs of Tortoiseshell Inlay
First Half 19th Century

Size: 89cm long - 35 ins long
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NOW SOLD
Similar inlaid sailors canes required for stock
Please forward images and details to: enquiries@finch-and-co.co.uk
Charles Murphy, third mate on a whaling ship wrote a poem about a whaling voyage of the years 1820 to 1823. Entitled ‘A Journal of a Whaling Voyage on board ship Dauphin of Nantucket’ he expressed in two short stanzas the anticipation every crew member felt regarding their long voyage home…..

‘And having fitted well our ship
To pass Cape Horn again,
Each man then fore and aft the ship,
Scrimshawing did begin.
Then knitting-sheaths and jagging-knives
Were cut in every form,
And other trinkets for the girls,
As presents from Cape Horn.’
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Whalebone, Tortoiseshell and Whaletooth
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