A DUTCH GOLD CANE HANDLE
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A DUTCH GOLD CANE HANDLE

CIRCA 1740/1750, WITH A DUTCH PRE-1927 CONTROL MARK FOR GOLD

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A DUTCH GOLD CANE HANDLE
circa 1740/1750, with a Dutch pre-1927 control mark for gold
Cane handle of tapering inversed baluster form, repoussé and chased with architectural scroll cartouches framing Leda and the Swan with Cupid, and a maiden plucking a bunch of grapes watched by a putto, vase of flowers and rocaille ornament between, a radiating motif framed by scrolls on the top
2 11/16 in. (68 mm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 12-13 December 1983, lot 21 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-140).
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