Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1226: Greco-Roman Motif Toledo Style Damascened Cane

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Attractive Greco-Roman Motif Toledo Style Damascened Cane

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Attractive Greco-Roman Motif Toledo Style Damascened Cane

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
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Class: Other

During the 19th and 20th centuries, canes reached their pinnacle of popularity, becoming a must have accessory for those wishing to publicly proclaim their social and economic status. This example would have been a fantastic addition to a worldly gentleman's wardrobe, showing somewhat exotic styling by Western European or American standards. The handle is a blued steel sphere which has been attractively engraved and gold inlaid in the Damascene style popularized in Toledo, Spain at the time. It features a Greco-Roman helmed bust on top at the center and is surrounded by various bands and Arabesque vine designs. The ebonized hardwood shaft is tipped with a metal ferrule. It measures 36 3/4 inches overall.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, the handle retaining most of the blue and gold finishes, some scattered patches of light oxidation, and crisp engraving. The shaft has some scattered minor dings and scuffs, and retains most of the ebonized finish.

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