Whalebone and wood mallet, American, circa 1850. The head of the mallet is made from a solid block of whalebone turned into a cylinder with a raised band 1 1/2 inches in width.  The center of the raised band is scribed as is the edge of one of the ends.  The wood handle has a very sophisticated turning. (SC-990) 
Condition:  Excellent. 
Dimensions:  Height 11 inches;  Length 6 1/2 inches; Diameter of head 1 7/8 inches.