31 January 2007
A 19th century carved bone cane with inlays and knob handle
the head of the cane with a wood turned knob handle, a silver collar with indistinguisable hallmarks, and the top of the shaft of bone and inlaid with a geometric pattern of tortoise shell, separated by a band and then a cross hatch pattern separated by a band, and then a twist pattern to a group of turned bands followed by a tapered tip.
33½ in. (85.1 cm.)
E. Norman Flayderman Collection
The current owner
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Flayderman, E. Norman, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders Whales and Whaleman, N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., Publishers, 1972. Illustrated on page 133.
Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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