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Walking stick

Decorative art

Object connections:

Collection Decorative art, Sailors' craftwork
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AAA0028
Description A walking stick made from a shark's vertebrae with a round ebony handle. The vertebrae have been threaded on a metal rod. This type of sailor's craftwork is known as scrimshaw.
Date made 1850-1900

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Materials metal alloy; shell; wood; shark vertebrae (possibly)
Measurements 900 x 20 mm
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