The Antique Cane Auction from Kimball Sterling showcases a collection of dress, folk, and porcelain canes from around the world. Featured in this timed auction is a 19th-century cane by Michael Cribbins. The patinated cane is carved with images of folk art, along with symbols such as a cross, foot, cloverleaf, and fish. The cane bears a scalloped lead ferrule on an elongated handle, which is Cribbins’ signature artistic style. A late 20th-century dress cane is another highlight of the auction. This lot is topped with an ebony carved female head, divided between a normal face and an exposed skull. The cane also includes a fluted walrus collar, silver skull lower collar, ebony shaft, and a metal ferrule.
Also among the notable lots are a 1922 Art Nouveau-style dress cane with a silver German handle and a ladies’ cane with a Lalique handle. Made in 1920, the handle of the latter cane is cross-shaped with raised and frosted flower and foliage designs. A porcelain dress cane from around 1900 will also be included. The cobalt and gold decorated knob of this cane depicts a courting scene on the top and has a gold-filled collar and mahogany shaft. Browse the entire collection and bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (3), Ceramics, Bowls & Glass (3), Collectibles (43), Canes & Walking Sticks (43)
# of Lots:43
Price Range:$200 - $2,500
Interesting lots include:
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|Michael Cribbins Cane|| Estimate: |
|Art Nouveau-Style Dress Cane|| Estimate: |
|Lapis/Talon Dress Cane|| Estimate: |
|Meissen Porcelain Dress Cane|| Estimate: |
|Gold and Pearl Dress Cane|| Estimate: |