Image Archive



Detailed Record


Title: Scrimshaw cane from family of Capt. Joseph Warren Holmes of Mystic

Accession Number: 2002.87
Category: SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - CANES
Type: cane
Maker:
Place:
Date: before 1912
Materials: wood; whalebone; mother of pearl
Description: Whalebone, mother of pearl, and wood cane from family of Captain Joseph Warren Holmes of Mystic, CT. Dark wood shaft with white tip and knob. Knob is turned and decorated with a black and white star surrounded by black dots; has brown cord attached which has 2 turned wooden acorn-shaped tassles. Shaft has fluted bottom, has mother of pearl inlaid arrows, diamonds (2.5 missing), hearts (2.5 missing), and crescents (1.5 missing).

Mystic Seaport Image ID m326563    Information regarding reproductions

Mystic Seaport Image ID m326563a    Information regarding reproductions