Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 85: Germanic Style Relief Carved Coat of Arms Cane

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Ornate Germanic Style Relief Carved Antique Ivory Coat of Arms Cane with Inscribed Silver Band

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Ornate Germanic Style Relief Carved Antique Ivory Coat of Arms Cane with Inscribed Silver Band

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Catalog Page: 57
Class: Other
Description:

This ornate cane shows decidedly Germanic styling, which is reinforced by the names inscribed on the silver band. The vertical handle is beautifully carved with a coat of arms, the shield quartered with a cog wheel, tree, eagle, and horn/harp, and flanked by flags divided into thirds horizontally, possibly Austrian. There is a relief carved band of foliage at the bottom of the handle just above the silver band which joins it to the shaft. The band is inscribed "C.Savelsberg (Kobold)/s/l O. Bilharz (Kugh)/zfr Er. Weihnachtskneipe 83", the last line indicating that this cane may have been a Christmas gift, likely in 1883. The shaft is ebonized hardwood and it is fitted with an exceptionally long tip (8 7/8 inches) made up of four pieces of joined horn. The overall length is 34 inches.

Rating Definition:

Very good, the handle showing an attractive slightly aged appearance with a few hairline age cracks, some scattered minor dings and a hairline crack in the shaft, and a few hairline cracks and some visible glue on the tip.



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