• 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 158

    A GROUP OF FIVE WALKING STICKS

    19TH/20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF FIVE WALKING STICKS
    19TH/20TH CENTURY
    Comprising: a 'whistle cane' with carved bone dog-head handle; a carved ivory bulldog-head cane with spring-loaded jaw and glass eyes; an ivory-handled cane carved with a hunting trophy; a 'bulldog with toothache' cane with silver-plated top; a greyhound-head carved wood cane with spring-loaded-movable jaw and silver collar marked 1909, Kleinwort, Peerless & Lewin
    35 in. (89 cm.) long, the largest (5)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Belgravia, 27 July 1978, lot 82 (the greyhound).
    Geneva Galleries, New York [?] (the bulldog with toothache).