A Fine Whaler's Walking Cane


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  • £3,900.00
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  • $4,870 US Dollar

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A Fine Whaler's Walking Cane

An early 19th century whaleman's walking cane, finely wrought from the jawbone of a sperm whale.
The lower section carved in a wrythen pattern, the mid section eight sharp concave flutes and the top third a cluster reeded. The top two sections separated by cubes inlaid with squares and dots of pewter; the lower and mid section by an octagonal reserve with an inlaid dot to each face. The handle octagonal, carved from the tooth of a sperm whale and engraved with an owner's initials, meeting with the octagonally finished jawbone and being separated by a band of baleen and pewter.
English or American circa 1800.


  • H: 91cm (36in)


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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