• 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 160

    A GROUP OF FIVE WALKING STICKS

    19TH/20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF FIVE WALKING STICKS
    19TH/20TH CENTURY
    Comprising: a bronzed-patinated white metal souvenir buffalo-head 'pipe' cane inscribed NIAGARA PAN-AM 1901 with a Cooper-Hewitt exhibition label 309; a silver-mounted bird-head cane with faceted glass eyes; an 'atomizer' umbrella cane with silver beetle finial with glass eyes, by Charles Dumenil, London, 1894 and engraved FEBY.20TH.. 1887 LOUISE.; a silver and ivory bridle horse's head cane marked STERLING; a brass horse's head cane
    37 in. (94 cm.) long, the largest (5)


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    Literature

    C. Dike, Cane Curiosa: From Gun to Gadget, Geneva, 1983, p. 68, fig. [the buffalo].


    Exhibited

    New York, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Canes and Walking Sticks, 3 May - 26 July 1983, no exhibition catalogue (the buffalo and bird's head canes).