• A Marriage of Collections: The auction at Christies

    Sale 2398

    A Marriage of Collections: The Property of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis

    21 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 170

    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED GERMAN PORCELAIN CANE HANDLE

    CIRCA 1765, PROBABLY LUDWIGSBURG OR FÜRSTENBURG

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED GERMAN PORCELAIN CANE HANDLE
    Circa 1765, probably Ludwigsburg or Fürstenburg
    Modeled as the torso of a woman wearing a mob cap, fur fichu and muff, set into an L-shaped gilt-metal mount chased with foliate scrolls and acanthus on a seeded ground extending in a tail to form the handle and cane mount
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) high, the cane handle


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    Provenance

    Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 1 December 1977, lot 286.