15 January 2009,
Price realised USD 3,250
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
An ivory and bone cane
Late 19th or early 20th centuries
[unsigned], with a carved ivory turkshead top, a lignum vitae collar, tortoise shell inlays on the upper shaft, a baleen turkshead wrap on either side of a fluted shaft, the mid-section with an inlaid baleen twist endint at a third turkshead wrap and tapering down to the tip.
33½ in. (85.1 cm.) length.
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