Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Walking Stick, 19th century, Turk's head knot knob above alternating carved and paneled baleen spacers and intricate geometric and spiral-carved panels continuing to a reeded, spiral twist, then tapering staft, turned ferrule, lg. 34 in.
Provenance: Skinner, October 26, 1997, Lot 201A.
Shrinkage cracks in top and area of spiral-carved panels, cracks in the tip.
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