WHALE IVORY BODKIN WITH MONKEY FIST TOP American, Mid-19th Century
The bodkinn is beautifully carved and Inlaid. The top of the bodkin has a monkey fist head knot. Tapered shaft has incised rings flanking a band of geometric tourtoise shell inlay.
Condition The bodkin has a deep mellow patina with a few minor age cracks.
Dimension: Length 5 1/4 inches
John Rinaldi, Kennebunkport, Maine, Catalog 27, 1994, Lot #63.
The Collection of Paul Vardeman."