Auction ended on April 28th, 2012

172: An ivorine cane of a Japanese mother and child

Sold for: $250|ESTIMATE: $250 - $450|View Bid History|Sell a Similar Item
A very nice ivorine cane of a Japanese mother and child. Made of ivorine or another early ivory substitute, the crook handle is about 5" along the arc and 1" thick. It depicts on the top, in detailed low relief, a Japanese young mother dressed in traditional costume, holding her child. In a diamond below the image are the incised and inked initials of the owner. There is a 1/2" silver collar marked with small Oriental characters on a dark rosewood shaft with a 7/8" replaced brass ferrule. The overall length is 33 2/3" and the condition is very good. It was probably made sometime in the first half of the 20th Century. Estimate: $250-$450.

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