Animal figural, sitting Cat walking cane. England, circa 1900.
Carved in Antler, representing a very expressive cat with ebony eyes, it is 8 cm high and 3 cm at widest. On top of a well-dressed, full bark honing collour malacca shaft. There is a silver collar with English scrolls and an unreadable hallmark, it has a bimetal ferrule. The OL is 89. Little chip top left ear hardly noticeable, the condition is excellent.
Antler is a modified form of bone that grows out of the skull bones of certain species of animals. It has a thick outer layer of compact bone, an inner section of spongy bone, and internal blood vessels that are less numerous and more irregular than in bone. Antler is denser and heavier than bone, and the outer surface often has a dark rough texture.
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