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60. An Early German Nobleman’s Cane-Ca. 1750-Featuring a yellow metal and coquilla nut knob and a real malacca shaft with brass ferrule and swiveling silver hanger anchored on two radiating shields. The knob consists of a metal body with a vertically reeded pattern, integral ring collar and fringed lower edge, and, inset at the top, a plain turned and tapering coquilla nut. Built in accordance with the Baroque aesthetics of the time, this cane survived in all original condition with a magnificently aged surface.-The Coquilla nut is a fruit of a South American palm (Attalea funifera), closely related to the coconut palm. It is generally 3 to 4 in. long, very hard, of a richly streaked brown and capable of taking a fine polish. It was often used for small carvings; its close, hard grain and dense structure, similar to the one of ivory, gave it the name Vegetarian Ivory.-H. 3 ¾ x 1 ¼”, O.L. 32”-$400 - $500

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60. An Early German Nobleman’s Cane-Ca. 1750-Featuring

Estimate $400 - $500Nov 19, 2016