8 July 1999
A WALKING STICK VIOLIN
Probably 19th Century
The stick decorated with painted flowers opening to the violin with painted table and ivory bridge and miniature ivory bow, terminating in an ivory finial of a hand clasping a serpent's head containing a small cameo, a gold ring on the hand engraved 'M de La Valette, Paris'
45 in. (116.2 cm.) long overall
Rothschild inv. no. AR1410.
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