Dual Purpose Jeweled Cane
Jeweled Dress Cane from Budapest – Late 19th Century
Silver gilt and jeweled handle studded with eight rows of individually set garnets, half pearls, and silver beads alternating with linear, twist wire separators. The round and slightly raised and hinged top is decorated en-suite, and flips open to show a deep container cavity which holds a small ration of snuff tobacco. Ebony shaft and a metal ferrule. The cane is authenticated by a tiny Austro – Hungarian hallmark on the handle’s collar.