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Lot 1214: Relief Carved Antique Ivory Mexican Eagle Cane

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Desirable Relief Carved Antique Ivory Mexican Eagle Cane with Cooke & Sons Marked Silver Band

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

Desirable Relief Carved Antique Ivory Mexican Eagle Cane with Cooke & Sons Marked Silver Band

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Class: Other
Description:

Canes reached the pinnacle of their popularity, especially among the gentry and upper echelons of society, in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, becoming far more than just a mobility tool, but rather a statement piece to project one's social status and wealth. This attractive cane certainly checks those boxes, the antique ivory grip having been masterfully carved by a skilled artisan in the form of a perched Mexican eagle and snake. There is a sterling silver band where the grip meets the shaft that is stamped "COOKE & SONS". The smooth ebonized shaft is tipped with dark horn. It measures 36 1/4 inches.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, the grip showing some attractive very slight aging including a few hairline age cracks, attractive antique patina on the silver, and a few scattered light handling marks on the shaft.



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