Whalers Art, One-piece of Wood Walking Cane. circa 1880
The handle, carved in the form of a Turkish knot on top of a twisted-column is 3,5 cm high x 4,5 cm diameter, the twisted-column is 12,5 cm high and 2,5 cm diameter, there is a collar carved as a Celtic woven pattern. The shaft, is carved in two different segments: Twisted the first one and thick saw-toot grain the second one, there is a Celtic woven in the middle, it is varnished with a dark tint and ending with a smoot taper bimetal ferule. The O.L. is 93 and it is carved in one-piece of unknown wood. With no cracks or chips or insect’s damages, the condition is excellent.
According with the experts, this nautical models carved in wood are the legacy of retired whalers who lived on mainland, they persevered practicing their knowledge as sculptors and nevertheless, we continue denominate it: Whaler’s art.