Cane with Bird Handle

Unknown Maker (possibly American), American, 19th century


about 1850

Whale ivory handle highlighted with black ink; wrapped baleen shaft and ferule; woven baleen collar fashioned as a Turk’s head knot.

Overall: 35 3/4 × 4 1/8 in. (90.8 × 10.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Judith D. and Charles H. Hood, Class of 1951



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Cane

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Tradewind Antiques, Danvers, Mass., “Antique Cane Auction,” September 28, 2002, lot 50, illus. in color, p. 41; sold to Judith D. and Charles H. Hood (1929-2016), Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, 2002; given to present collection, 2016.

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