Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 64: Relief Carved Pride of Lions Cane

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Ornate Relief Carved Antique Ivory Pride of Lions Cane

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Ornate Relief Carved Antique Ivory Pride of Lions Cane

Manufacturer: None
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Type: Other
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Item Views: 435
Item Interest: Average
Catalog Page: 52
Class: Other
Description:

Starting in the 16th century, canes and walking sticks became extremely popular, first among royalty and nobility, and by the 19th and 20th centuries having worked their way down to the middle classes as a symbol of status. The straight handle of this cane has a subtle palm swell at the top with the remainder of the vertical portion ornately relief carved with a nature scene featuring two male African lions on rock ledges, a female, and a cub, as well as palm trees and other vegetation. The shaft is ebonized and has an iron ferrule at the tip.

Rating Definition:

Very good, the handle showing an attractive lightly aged look with a few scattered hairline cracks due to age. The ebonized shaft retains much of the black finish with some minor handling marks scattered throughout, a couple stabilized cracks near the bottom, and mostly grey patina on the ferrule.



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