Inlaid Whale Ivory Bodkin with Carved Rope Twist and Polyhedron End, American circa 1850

Ring- and rope-carved tapered shaft with three contrasting bands, made of baleen. The top of the bodkin has a polyhedron with inlaid baleen or ebony dots on serveral of it surfaces. The carving and polish of this item is of excellent.quality. (SC1201)
Dimensions: Length 6 Inches