Rare Pique-Work Whaler's Walking Cane


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  • £2,700.00
  • €3,199 Euro
  • $3,549 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Rare Pique-Work Whaler's Walking Cane

A rare and finely executed whaler's walking cane, the top two sections made from the tooth of a sperm whale and separated by a band of baleen. The top inlaid with a five-point star of mother-o-pearl closely surrounded by a ring of brass pique work, the octagonal facets beneath alternatively decorated with a Christian cross. The lower tooth section pierced with a hole for a lanyard set within a pique work diamond and with conjoined crosses to the alternative faces. These two tooth sections are joined to the lower shaft of whalebone by a cut screw-thread. The single piece of whalebone from which the shaft is produced has the first quarter carved as slightly swelling octagonal sections separated by plain bands, the faces with alternating designs of single and conjoined crosses; the upper-most section decorated with inlaid pieces of tortoiseshell, again to the alternate faces. Perhaps continental. Made circa 1860.


  • H: 88cm (34.5in)


19th Century

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111 Portobello Road,
W11 2DY
United Kingdom


Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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