Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3159: Relief Carved Antique Ivory Owl Cane

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Attractive Relief Carved Antique Ivory Owl Cane

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,900

Attractive Relief Carved Antique Ivory Owl Cane

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
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Catalog Page: 135
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 almost any gentleman's wardrobe, with the antique ivory grip having been relief carved with a perched owl, a longtime symbol of wisdom and intuition. There is a smooth brass band where the grip meets smooth hardwood shaft which shows an attractive reddish tone and is tipped with brass.

Rating Definition:

Fine, the grip showing a vertical stress crack on the front with otherwise minimal handling evidence and an attractively aged coloration. The brass shows an attractively aged patina and the shaft has a few scattered very light handling marks, with the tip retained with a hidden modern screw.

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