Finely Carved and Turned Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Stick

A Finely Carved and Turned Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Stick
With a spiral and cross hatched pattern on a whalebone stem, a sperm whale ivory finial with a baleen inlaid collar
Circa 1840 – 50
Size: 93cm long – 36½ ins long
These walking sticks were never used on board a whale ship but they were a popular item for the scrimshanders to make. Both useful and ornamental they were made as keepsakes for family members at home or to sell to quay side traders on the whalers return to port.

Finely Carved and Turned Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Stick

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