Scrimshaw Walking Cane the Heavy Whalebone Shaft Inlaid with Diamonds and Roundels of Tortoiseshell and Baleen the Sperm Whale Tooth Handle Carved as a Turks-Head Knot
Scrimshaw Walking Cane the Heavy Whalebone Shaft Inlaid with Diamonds and Roundels of Tortoiseshell and Baleen the Sperm Whale Tooth Handle Carved as a Turks-Head Knot
Scrimshaw Walking Cane the Heavy Whalebone Shaft Inlaid with Diamonds and Roundels of Tortoiseshell and Baleen the Sperm Whale Tooth Handle Carved as a Turks-Head Knot
Scrimshaw Walking Cane the Heavy Whalebone Shaft Inlaid with Diamonds and Roundels of Tortoiseshell and Baleen the Sperm Whale Tooth Handle Carved as a Turks-Head Knot
Scrimshaw Walking Cane the Heavy Whalebone Shaft Inlaid with Diamonds and Roundels of Tortoiseshell and Baleen the Sperm Whale Tooth Handle Carved as a Turks-Head Knot

Scrimshaw Walking Cane the Heavy Whalebone Shaft Inlaid with Diamonds and Roundels of Tortoiseshell and Baleen the Sperm Whale Tooth Handle Carved as a Turks-Head Knot

1800 to 1900 Anglo American

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A Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Cane the Heavy Whalebone Shaft Inlaid with Diamonds and Roundels of Tortoiseshell and Baleen the Sperm Whale Tooth Handle Carved as a Turks-Head Knot
Mid 19th Century


Size: 90.5cm long - 35½ ins long

NOTES Regarding Shipping: This cane can be legally imported to the USA together with the appropriate CITES export certificate
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In his 1851 epic ‘Moby Dick or the Whale’ Herman Melville described how the whalers would obtain the materials they used for scrimshaw work: ‘In most cases the lower jaw – being easily unhinged by a practised artist – is disengaged and hoisted on deck for the purpose of extracting the ivory teeth, and furnishing the supply of that hard white whalebone with which the fisherman fashion all sorts of curious articles including canes, umbrella stocks, and handles to riding whips.’
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Whalebone, Tortoiseshell and Whaletooth
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