Carved and Inlaid Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, geometrically carved knob with inlaid ebony-bordered mother-of-pearl squares and ebony dots, the shaft with diamond-shaped inlay of abalone and mother-of-pearl against a whalebone and ebony background above a tapering whalebone shaft, lg. 37 in.
Provenance: Rafael Osona Auction, August 6, 1994.
The head has cracks across the width, spits in the lower two ebony collars, there is split and associated lifting of an area of whalebone associated with two long mother-of-pearl insets.
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