Whalers Scrimshaw Walking Stick
Whalers Scrimshaw Walking Stick

Whalers Scrimshaw Walking Stick

1800 to 1900 English

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A Whalers Scrimshaw Walking Stick
The spiral shaft carved to resemble the tusk of a narwhal, the finial carved from sperm whale tooth ivory and the neck inlaid with baleen
Mid 19th Century

Size: 89cm long – 35 ins long
In 1844 on board the American whaling ship ‘Clifford Wayne’ of Fairhaven, Mass, the boat steerer wrote in the ship’s log book, ‘Nothing do we do but make canes to support our dignity with when we get home’.
Whale Bone, ballen and Whale Tooth
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