Whalers Art, Scrimshaw Walking Cane. England ? circa 1890
The sperm whale ivory handle, carved in octagonal shape and tapering down, is 7 cm high x 3,5 cm to the side, it is segmented in three sections of ivory, being the highest 4,5 cm high. There are three separators of baleen and it is finished with an ivory dot inside a baleen disc on the terrace. It is on top of a smooth tapered whalebone shaft carved in four different segments, being the first 9 cm high, composed with eight slender stakes, the second one, is 14 cm of twisted rope, the third 24 cm of saw-tooth and the fourth is 17 cm twisted and ending with a smoot taper. The O.L. is 86 cm.
This Whalers Art piece, still has an astonishing white surface and minimal signals of usage. Without tip or ferrule or chips or cracks, the condition is perfect.