It’ll be raining cats ‘n’ dogs at Kimball Sterling cane auction Sept. 25

A full-figured beauty graces the handle of this French Art Nouveau erotic cane, which has a $3,000-$6,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Kimball M. Sterling Inc.

A full-figured beauty graces the handle of this French Art Nouveau erotic cane, which has a $3,000-$6,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Kimball M. Sterling Inc.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Kimball M. Sterling Inc. will present the Aesthetic Art and Architecture of the Cane Auction: A Private Collection on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. Eastern. The auction will consist of over 125 world-class canes and walking sticks. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

The collection consists of ivory, porcelain, erotic, nautical, silver, gold, folk-art and system sticks. Art Deco, Art Nouveau and many other time periods are represented in the offerings. There is a fine group of canine canes representing many different breeds as well as a group of cat canes. In porcelain the collection has Meissen, KPM and French paste. The canes range in age from the mid-18th to the 20th centuries.

There are premiere sword canes in the group that would match those in the finest collections. A fine presentation of nautical ivory, sterling silver dress and Asian ivory is also included. The art of collecting canes has many crossovers to all field of collecting.

Kimball M. Sterling is the premiere cane live Internet auction in the world and presents three to five cane auctions a year. The sales are conducted live on the Internet at liveuactioneers.com and also live at 125 W. Market St., Johnson City. A full-color printed catalog is also available.

For details contact Kimball or Victoria Sterling at 423-773-4073 or kimballsterling@earthlink.net.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Ivory claw cane, late 19th century, rosewood shaft, leather collar and a metal ferrule, est. $1,000-$1,500. Image courtesy of Kimball M. Sterling Inc.

Ivory claw cane, late 19th century, rosewood shaft, leather collar and a metal ferrule, est. $1,000-$1,500. Image courtesy of Kimball M. Sterling Inc.


Ivory dog cane, circa 1870, nice detail with crystal eyes, carved collar, ebony shaft and a brass ferrule, est. $700-$1,000. Image courtesy of Kimball M. Sterling Inc.

Ivory dog cane, circa 1870, nice detail with crystal eyes, carved collar, ebony shaft and a brass ferrule, est. $700-$1,000. Image courtesy of Kimball M. Sterling Inc.


Ivory mullah English c, late 18th century, malacca shaft, chased silver collar and bronze ferrule, est. $2,000-$3,000. Image courtesy of Kimball M. Sterling Inc.

Ivory mullah English c, late 18th century, malacca shaft, chased silver collar and bronze ferrule, est. $2,000-$3,000. Image courtesy of Kimball M. Sterling Inc.


Silver French bird cane, late 19th century, ebony shaft, colored glass eyes and a long horn ferrule, est. $400-$700. Image courtesy of Kimball M. Sterling Inc.

Silver French bird cane, late 19th century, ebony shaft, colored glass eyes and a long horn ferrule, est. $400-$700. Image courtesy of Kimball M. Sterling Inc.