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. This cane appears to be an ideal piece for a gentleman to show of his status while also honoring a canine friend. The knob-shaped antique ivory handle is expertly relief carved in the form of a bust of a Scottish terrier with glass eyes. There is a silver band where the handle meets the smooth ebonized hardwood shaft that is engraved with the initials "RK". The shaft is tipped with contracting light colored horn. The overall length is 36 1/4 inches.
Very fine, the antique ivory showing an attractive lightly aged appearance overall, attractive aged patina on the silver, and a few scattered minor chips in the ebonized finish of the shaft.
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