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About the object

A fine whalebone cane exhibiting five patterns from the carver's 'pattern book'.

The top of octagonal design, carved from the tooth of a sperm whale, joins with the conforming shaft turned from a whale's jawbone.

A carved band leads onto a another octagonal section, fluted, separated by a further carved band from a section cross-hatched, separated by yet another band from a complex wrythen section.

A final octagonal band leads onto the longest, neatly worked, wrythen main section which finally finishes with a plain tapering end.

English or American circa 1820.

34.5 inches long.

 

Stock number

3569