This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance
About the object
A rare, early, mariner's walking cane, the long malacca with a small gilt-brass axe head drop handle for a lanyard, a further gilt-bras collar uniting the cane with the handle in the form of a fist clutching a writhing snake,
carved from a sperm whale's tooth.
English circa 1780.
42 inches long