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Walking stick

Decorative art

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Collection Decorative art, Sailors' craftwork
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AAA0027
Description A walking stick made from a shark's vertebrae threaded on a metal rod. It has a bone handle. The name of the owner is engraved on a silver-coloured metal band below the handle 'Frederick Wiegman 1865'. This type of sailor's craftwork is known as scrimshaw.
Date made 1865

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials bone; white metal; shark vertibrae
Measurements 870 x 93 mm
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