56. Hard Stone and Cloisonné Enamel Cane-Ca. 1900-Plain Carnelian ball knob of a captivating red-orange color and glassy translucent structure that brings to mind the fire of a sunset and it’s matching and 2” wide cloisonné enamel collar on a dark and mottled hardwood shaft with a horn ferrule. Carnelian is known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage and has protected and inspired throughout history. It bolds energy, is stimulating and empowering and brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers. Carnelian is also traditionally worn to enhance passion, love, and desire. Generally seen as mascots and likely to be individually chosen for personal reasons, canes with hard stone knobs started to become popular in the third part of the 19th Century to reach their peak around 1920. Their varieties make them great and decorative collectables. -H. 1 ¾” Diameter, O.L. 35 ¾” -$300-$400-Cloisonné is a way of enameling an object, (typically made of copper) whereby fine wires are used to delineate the decorative areas (cloisons in French, hence cloisonné) into which enamel paste is applied before the object is fired and polished.-The Japanese characters used for the word shippo (the Japanese term for enamelware) mean “Seven Treasures” which is a reference to the seven treasures mentioned in Buddhist texts. Although these treasures may vary, they generally included at least some of the following: gold, silver, emerald, coral, agate, lapis lazuli, giant clamshell, glass and pearl. The Japanese applied this expression to the rich colors found on Chinese enamel wares and later to those they made themselves.