A wonderful English malacca and sterling flask cane. The dark malacca crook handle measures about 9" along the arc and is 1" thick. There is a 1" plain silver collar that is London hallmarked for 1901, and inscribed: "Swaine & Adeney, London", the purveyor. The cane opens at that point on a friction mount to reveal a 30 1/4" long silver flask for refreshment. It has a tight cork and ivory stopper with the ivory carved in a tiny dog's face with a red tongue. The piece ends with a 7/8" metal ferrule. The overall length is 36" and the condition is very good. It is a better example of the type made with high quality materials. Estimate: $1500-$2500.