A late 19thC carved whalebone walking stick

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600

Lot Description

A late 19thC carved whalebone walking stick, carved stylised eagle head handle, paua shell insert panel bands with some loses, old repair. L.835mm. CONDITION REPORT: The shaft octagonal at the top and reducing to round, the shaft of whalebone the ferrule and handle of marine ivory. the rings of baleen. Seven small arches of paua inlay missing. The handle has been broken at the 90degree angle and reglued. There is a tiny loss of a piece of the tooth material. (could be infilled with pigmented araldite as a filler). There's a bit of iron rust staining that probably comes from a steel rod joining the handle to the shaft.