A Fine and Rare Carved and Inlaid Whalebone and Sperm Whale Ivory Sailors Walking Stick / Cane

A Fine and Rare Carved and Inlaid Whalebone and Sperm Whale Ivory Sailors Walking
Stick
Sperm whale ivory, whalebone, tortoiseshell and baleen
First half of 19th Century
Size: 95 cm long – 37½ ins long
Men aboard whaling ships were often at sea on voyages for as long as three to five years. All of them when not on watch or actually whaling would have time on their hands. Using the discarded sperm whale teeth, whalebone and panbone they made a variety of objects for gifts and for trade.
Panbone turned on a mariners simple lathe would produce a long tapering rod of whalebone which when mounted with a decorative handle carved from a sperm whale tooth formed a functional walking stick and a decorative marine work of art.
NOTE: Now sold - similar walking canes always wanted for stock
NEWS: An exceptional collection of 10 very fine and rare antique walking canes will be featured in our upcoming catalogue (number24) at the end of May 2015, to order a copy please send mailing details to: enquiries@finch-and-co.co.uk

A Fine and Rare Carved and Inlaid Whalebone and Sperm Whale Ivory Sailors Walking Stick / Cane

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ENQUIRIES

+44 (0) 207 689 7500

+44 (0)7836 684133
+44 (0)7768 236921

enquiries@finch-and-co.co.uk