A very Fine Antique Late 19th century Walking stick with a well-executed relief carving of a Greyhound or Whippet on the front of the bone (no Schreger lines visible, but tiny pores are present) handle, the 5/8' tapering to 1/2 Shaft is boxwood or celluloid, hard to tell. All appear strongly to be original to each other, the Dog's profile is deeply and expertly carved. The handle and the shaft are both diminutive, and not designed to bear much weight. This is in keeping with vintage walking sticks and canes used as an accessory rather than for support. For this reason it may not be dependable for modern medical use.
I would suggest this is more of a collectable or ornament than an every day usable stick, however there is no structural reason it could not be used gently for balance assistance. This would be an ideal gift for any dog owner, particularly any sporting breed. I have more antique sticks like this one coming, though none with this greyhound theme. Please view my other Items to view them.
In excellent antique condition there are signs of wear to the handle bezel and steel ferrule tip, mainly to the plating with a few marks etc this is from many years of usage and adds to the overall genuine patina. Please use the photographs to have a closer look and inspection of the overall condition. This is an honest, original piece.Local laws are out of my control. The item "Antique 19th C Greyhound Whippet Carved Bone Handle Cane Walking Stick" is in sale since Sunday, April 11, 2021.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Canes & Walking Sticks". The seller is "spatterpattern" and is located in Pleasant Valley, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.