Cordys

A walking stick made of shark vertebrae with an ivory handle carved with Maori designs. The 65 graduated vertebrae interspersed by horn discs

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000


Lot Description

A walking stick made of shark vertebrae with an ivory handle carved with Maori designs. The 65 graduated vertebrae interspersed by horn discs, the silver ferrule embossed with a koruru mask head, the handle with tiki figures on a notched pattern ground. Provenance: Bequeathed to our vendor from his aunt who died without issue. Oral history has it made by a Scottish marine engineer named McLean of Akaroa, Banks Peninsula. Length 930