Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3168: Relief Carved Stag Antler Cane with Ornate Brass Band

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Attractive Stag Antler Cane with Exceptional Relief Carved Dog Figure Handle

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

Attractive Stag Antler Cane with Exceptional Relief Carved Dog Figure Handle

Manufacturer: None
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Type: Other
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Item Interest: Average
Catalog Page: 137
Class: Other
Description:

Beginning in approximately the 16th century, canes gradually became more popular among the upper echelons of society, reaching its pinnacle around the late-19th to early-20th centuries. They became far more than just an accessory to assist with mobility, and more of a symbol of ones status and wealth. The stag antler grip of this cane has been impressively carved in the form of what was likely the original owner's canine companion, in this case, what appears to be a lounging Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, or similar breed. There is an ornate brass band with blank initial escutcheon where the L-shaped handle joins the ebonized shaft which is tipped with German silver and iron. It measures 38 inches overall.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, the grip showing an attractively aged color overall with minimal handling evidence, the brass mostly bright with a slightly aged patina, and the shaft showing some mild wear and scattered light handling marks, retaining about half of the varnish.



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