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RC 187

Presentation Scrimshaw Cane

SCRIMSHAW CANE WITH DECORATED HANDLE and a presentation inscription "Prepared by E.J.T./for/Capt James Hart". Exact piece illustrated on page132 in Flayderman's "Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders". Each bevel of the octagonal handle with scrimshaw carving that includes the inscription, a large American Flag with an Eagle in the canton, potted foliage, a banner device, a fouled anchor and a Masonic symbol. The rounded top with a six-point star. The cane's upper 5" is made using two pieces of octagonal whale ivory and two thick hardwood spacers. The upper portion of the shaft also 8-sided with the lower portion round and tapered. Overall length 36 1/2". Condition very good with whale ivory having typical but sound age cracks. The whalebone shaft perfectly straight. Nice even age patina throughout. From my personal collection.

Sales price: $1,975.00

We Buy Antique Scrimshaw & Whaling Artifacts

We are always interested in purchasing nautical antiques. If you are selling one piece or your entire collection we would appreciate hearing from you.

John F. Rinaldi

107 Ocean Avenue
PO Box 765
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046

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