Ivory head and face, silver collar, malacca shaft, metal ferrule.
Ivory handled cane with carved dog. Malacca shaft, brass collar, metal ferrule.
Russian classical Ivory Cane-Circa 1880-A beautifully carved ivory handle with a lady holding a bundle of flowers with a banner that states “Divrraspaalmaree”, ivory ribbed collar, ebony shaft and an ivory ferrule.
Asian ivory dress cane c. 1890- A completely carved ivory handle with the head, body, and tail of a fierce dragon. The eyes and the nostrils are inlaid and there is a mystery ball which moves around is in his mouth. It has a silver collar, exotic wood shaft and a bi-metal ferrule.
Japanese export Ivory-Meiji Period-Engraved and carved silver handle with rosewood shaft, has a hollowed core that reduces its weight and makes it more pleasing to the eye.
Ivory Victorian Bust Cane-Late 19th Century-A carved ivory bust of what appears to be an African American lady with painted enamel eyes, ribbed brass collar, ebony shaft and a horn ferrule.
Ivory floral ball cane. The elephant ivory ball is 1 1/2′ in diameter. It is wonderfully relief-carved with a detailed floral sprig at the top and a thick band of flowers and leaves on the sides. There is a 1/2″ ringed silver collar on a marvelous, heavy and thick snake wood shaft that is nicely figured and terminates with a 1/2″ nickel ferrule, worn at the tip from usage. (Snake wood is acknowledged as the very finest wood for formal canes and was so dear in the 19th Century that it was sold by the inch.) The overall length is 35 1/3″ and the condition is very good. It is perhaps Continental, ca 1885.
Ivory cane of an ape. The elephant ivory handle is 4 1/4″ high and 2″ to the side. It depicts a detailed head of an ape, or possibly a stylized lion, with yellow glass eyes and fangs bared. There is an owner-initialed sterling collar dated “1899” and marked “Brigg”, along with London hallmarks for the same date. The shaft is ebony with a 1 1/8″ white metal and iron ferrule.
Ivory segmented Anglo/Indian cane. Made entirely of elephant ivory, it has a “T” handle that is 2 2/3″ high and a 3 2/3″ long. It depicts a full-bodied tiger complete with black stripes, reclining on a log. Below it are 22 ivory segments that make up the shaft. They are decorated with random, in-filled black lines. The work is superb and there are no stress lines at the connections. The overall length is 36 1/2″ and the condition is excellent. It was probably made sometime in the early 20th Century.
Ivory Chinese Immortal cane. The elephant ivory “L” handle is 1 1/2″ high and 4 1/4″ long. It depicts a finely detailed standing woman, holding a lotus blossom in one hand and a fan in the other. She is probably Ho Hsien Ku , one of the Eight Immortals of Taoism, and the only woman to achieve the Immortal status.. She is usually depicted holding a lotus blossom, a symbol for openness and wisdom. There is a 1/2″ brass collar on a dark hardwood shaft with a 1″ nicely worn brass and iron ferrule. The overall length is 36 3/4″ and was probably fashioned in England with an imported handle, ca 1890.
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