Whalebone and Ivory Cane with Turk's Head Knot Carving

Made by "C. Bayley"

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Whalebone cane with ivory handle carved in shape of a four strand Turk's head knot. "C. BAYLEY" is written in tiny inlaid brads (nails) and it encircles the handle. Adjoining this are four columns which are separated from the stock by a dark bone inset. The stock is carved with 4 different motifs in the following order: cross-hatching, separated by a rope carving, raised spiraling separated by an ivory rope carved inset, and reeding separated from the plain last section by 2 raised bands.