Anonymous Phrenology Head Cane.
c. 1880. English.
Bone handle carved in the form of a male bust.
The top of the head is divided into numbered areas that correlate to a legend at the base of the bust.
Brain section division lines and legend lettering are engraved and inked.
Dark wooden shaft with original metal collar and ferrule.
Overall length 34".
Literature: Very similar example illustrated in Cane Curiosa From Gun To Gadget, by Catherine Dike, 1983, page 233.
Excellent antique condition with a wonderful age patina to the bone handle.
Est. $2,000-3,000. Ship:$45