• 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 156

    FIVE ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL CERAMIC OR GLASS-MOUNTED WALKING STICKS

    MID 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    FIVE ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL CERAMIC OR GLASS-MOUNTED WALKING STICKS
    MID 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Two with Vienna style handles, the first with banded decoration, the second with ball finial and porcelain ferrule decorated with a sprite piping to birds in flight; the third originally a lady's parasol handle, the tortoiseshell veneer shaft now extended into a wooden walking stick, the glass finial with flower-heads centering tiny faceted stones and set into a purple guilloché enamel ferrule edged with reed-tied silver bands; the fourth topped with a French glass cabochon enclosing the head of a French bulldog, the gold bezel with French provincial inventory mark of 1809-1917; the fifth with Wedgwood blue jasper ball finial set into a sterling silver ferrule, each with wood shaft terminating in a horn tip
    38 5/8 in. (98.2 cm.) long overall, the Wedgwood example (5)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, 13-14 June 1979, lot 298 (the Wedgwood example).
    With Michael German, London (the second Vienna style example).