Superb and Rare Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Cane
Superb and Rare Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Cane
Superb and Rare Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Cane
Superb and Rare Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Cane
Superb and Rare Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Cane

Superb and Rare Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Cane

1700 to 1900 American

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A Superb and Rare Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Cane
The staff fashioned from an old twisted narwhal tusk, the handle of carved walrus ivory
Probably Anglo/American
Superb Smooth Mellow Patina
Circa 1850

Size: 82cm long – 32¼ ins long
THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD similar walking canes always required for stock

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR EXCEPTIONAL SAILORS WALKING CANES IN WHALE-BONE AND NARWHAL FOR STOCK

A very similar example is now in stock
THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD - another almost identical walking cane now in stock (7th February 2012) - please contact for details

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR EXCEPTIONAL WALKING CANES IN NARWHAL / WHALE-BONE ETC.

A very similar example is now in stock
NOTE: All antique narwhal walking canes and sticks require CITES Article 10 certificates - if you are interested in selling all paperwork / applications and costs are covered by Finch and Co
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The Narwhal lives in the icy waters of the Arctic and is a close relative of the Beluga or white whale. Apart from its distinctive tusks it had no commercial value to the whalers of the 19th century who did not hunt it, but usually acquired the tusks from the arctic Eskimo. The long spiral tusk is a tooth that juts forward 8 or 9 feet from the left side of the male’s upper jaw and was for a long time believed to be the mythical Unicorn’s horn possessing magical curative properties. Narwhal tusks are very hard and quite difficult to carve and consequently they are rare in Scrimshaw.
Medium
Narwhal and walrus
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