Skinner

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Auction 2223

October 4, 2003 10:00AM

10-04-2003 10-04-2003

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Lots

English Ivory Pique Handled Walking Stick

English Ivory Pique Handled Walking Stick

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$5,170$4,400

English Ivory Pique Handled Walking Stick, probably late 17th century, the classical form handle with vertical zig-zag lines of pique offset with incised zig-zag incising, the top with stylized More ...

French Blowpipe Gun Walking Stick

French Blowpipe Gun Walking Stick

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$2,115$1,800

French Blowpipe Gun Walking Stick, c. 1870, with floating firing pin and breech opening with straight pull for loading, the flattened brass finished metal knop opening to mouthpiece, with mahogany More ...

Continental Bamboo and Silver Lion's Head Cane

Continental Bamboo and Silver Lion's Head Cane

Lot:
3
Sold for:
$470$400

Continental Bamboo and Silver Lion's Head Cane, likely Italy, late 19th/early 20th century, the curved bamboo shaft mounted with silver lion's head mounted with glass eyes, lg. 32 1/4" More ...

Ebony Walking Stick with Whistle Handle

Ebony Walking Stick with Whistle Handle

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$470$400

Ebony Walking Stick with Whistle Handle, early 20th century, the slender ebony shaft topped by a white metal whistle, horn ferrule, lg. 36 1/4 More ...

Victorian Fruitwood "Tippler's" Walking Stick

Victorian Fruitwood "Tippler's" Walking Stick

Lot:
6
Sold for:
$264$225

Victorian Fruitwood "Tippler's" Walking Stick, late 19th century, the fruitwood shaft opening to slender glass vial, the metal handle opening to miniature glass, lg. 35 5/8 More ...

Breech-Loading Gun Cane

Breech-Loading Gun Cane

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$1,880$1,600

Breech-Loading Gun Cane, 19th century, the gnarled wood shaft with faux painted surface, collar of textured white metal, interior markings on chamber reading "J.B. Bte S.G.D.G. 523," lg. 34 More ...

Figural Carved Ivory-Topped Malacca Walking Stick

Figural Carved Ivory-Topped Malacca Walking Stick

Lot:
8
Sold for:
$1,175$1,000

Figural Carved Ivory-Topped Malacca Walking Stick, likely France, the handle possibly 17th century, the handle carved with the bust of a queen, on vertically ribbed knop, mounted to malacca shaft, More ...

English Carved Ivory Tau-Handled Cane

English Carved Ivory Tau-Handled Cane

Lot:
9
Sold for:
$353$300

English Carved Ivory Tau-Handled Cane, c. 1840, the handle ending in the head of a man wearing a nightcap, set with glass eyes, base of handle carved with flat leaves, on ebonized shaft, lg. 35 3/8 More ...

Gerald R. Ford Political Cane

Gerald R. Ford Political Cane

Lot:
10
Sold for:
$118$100

Gerald R. Ford Political Cane, the base metal crook handle cast with "Gerald R. Ford" verso, "For President 76" recto, on wood shaft, lg. 35 1/2 More ...

English Spyglass Walking Stick

English Spyglass Walking Stick

Lot:
11
Sold for:
$588$500

English Spyglass Walking Stick, 19th century, the wood shaft topped by spyglass marked for Dolland, London, lg. 36 3/8 More ...

Jimmy Carter Political Cane

Jimmy Carter Political Cane

Lot:
12
Sold for:
$118$100

Jimmy Carter Political Cane, the base metal crook handle cast with "Jimmy Carter" verso, "For President 76" recto, on wood shaft, lg. 35 1/2 More ...

Spanish Silver and Coin Mounted Presentation Staff

Spanish Silver and Coin Mounted Presentation Staff

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$705$600

Spanish Silver and Coin Mounted Presentation Staff, late 19th century, the wooden shaft set with engraved silver collars, the six sided handle engraved with scrolls and name, and hung with More ...

Articulated Masonic Ball Walking Stick

Articulated Masonic Ball Walking Stick

Lot:
14
Unsold
 

Articulated Masonic Ball Walking Stick, c. 1891, the silvered metal spherical handle engraved to top with monogram and dated 1891, with leafy scrolls to sides, the sphere unfolding to a cross formed More ...

Carved Bone Cane

Carved Bone Cane

Lot:
16
Sold for:
$382$325

Carved Bone Cane, late 19th/early 20th century, carved to resemble bamboo, with crooked handle, ht. 35 3/4 More ...

Turned Ivory Gamester's Walking Stick

Turned Ivory Gamester's Walking Stick

Lot:
17
Unsold
 

Turned Ivory Gamester's Walking Stick, the turned ivory handle enclosing five miniature dice, with spotted malacca shaft with horn ferrule, lg. 35 1/8 More ...

Carved Bone and Mahogany Traveling Cane

Carved Bone and Mahogany Traveling Cane

Lot:
18
Sold for:
$441$375

Carved Bone and Mahogany Traveling Cane, late 19th/early 20th century, the handle ending in slightly rounded knop, over three spaniel dogs chewing on draped cords and tassels, ending in garter More ...

Lady's Ivory Topped Dagger Cane

Lady's Ivory Topped Dagger Cane

Lot:
19
Sold for:
$705$600

Lady's Ivory Topped Dagger Cane, America, 19th century, with small ivory mushroom handle with silvered metal collar, with bamboo shaft pierced with single eyelet, opening to reveal 13 3/4 in. More ...

Ivory-topped Long Stick

Ivory-topped Long Stick

Lot:
20
Sold for:
$411$350

Ivory-topped Long Stick, America, 18th/19th century with short cylindrical ivory cap engraved "Thomas Cushman," set onto long hardwood shaft with single eyelet, lg. 45 3/8 More ...

French Bezel Movement Watch Cane

French Bezel Movement Watch Cane

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$2,350$2,000

French Bezel Movement Watch Cane, late 19th/early 20th century, the spherical case tooled with lozenge pattern, with enamel dial marked "Brevete," plain silvered metal collar on snakewood More ...

French Defense "Flick Stick" Carved Wood Cane

French Defense "Flick Stick" Carved Wood Cane

Lot:
24
Unsold
 

French Defense "Flick Stick" Carved Wood Cane, 19th century, the handle carved to resemble the head of an Alsatian man, in the manner of J.J. Waltz of Hansi, small silvered metal lid More ...

Continental Figural Jokester's Walking Stick

Continental Figural Jokester's Walking Stick

Lot:
25
Unsold
 

Continental Figural Jokester's Walking Stick, late 19th century, the rounded silvered metal handle formed as the head of a Chinese man with braided queue, when queue pulled, water squirts from More ...

English Flashlight Handled Walking Stick

English Flashlight Handled Walking Stick

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$353$300

English Flashlight Handled Walking Stick, early 20th century, the T-shaped handle formed as a leather covered brass flashlight, with brass collar, on a lacquered wood shaft, lg. 35 1/4 More ...

Figural Beheading Cane

Figural Beheading Cane

Lot:
27
Unsold
 

Figural Beheading Cane, c. 1875, the cast gilt metal handle formed as the caricature head of an African man, with ebonized malacca shaft, opening above ferrule to expose miniature stiletto blade, More ...

English Ivory Pique Walking Stick

English Ivory Pique Walking Stick

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$5,875$5,000

English Ivory Pique Walking Stick, late 17th-early 18th century, the cylindrical ivory handle inlaid with stylized flowerheads, roundels, and swags, with single eyelet, ending in silvered lappet More ...

Figural Carved Ivory-topped Walking Stick

Figural Carved Ivory-topped Walking Stick

Lot:
29
Sold for:
$1,645$1,400

Figural Carved Ivory-topped Walking Stick, early 20th century, topped by carved bust of a literary figure, likely Sir Walter Scott, with silvered nickel collar, on specimen wood shaft, lg. 36 5/8 More ...

Carved and Incised Ivory Phrenology Cane

Carved and Incised Ivory Phrenology Cane

Lot:
30
Unsold
 

Carved and Incised Ivory Phrenology Cane, the handle formed as the model of a head, incised and black stained with zones of the head and their associations as put forward by the 18th century German More ...

English Captain's Stick with Carved Ivory Globe-form Handle

English Captain's Stick with Carved Ivory Globe-form Handle

Lot:
31
Sold for:
$2,115$1,800

English Captain's Stick with Carved Ivory Globe-form Handle, 19th century, the carved and stained ivory handle formed as a detailed terrestrial globe, hinged and opening to miniature sundial of More ...

Anglo-Indian Rosewood and Ivory Walking Stick

Anglo-Indian Rosewood and Ivory Walking Stick

Lot:
32
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Anglo-Indian Rosewood and Ivory Walking Stick, late 19th century, the grip depicting the head of a lioness clutching a tiny antelope in her jaws, on rosewood shaft inlaid in ivory with allover More ...

Native American Beadwork Cane

Native American Beadwork Cane

Lot:
33
Sold for:
$529$450

Native American Beadwork Cane, stitched with orange, blue, white and yellow glass beads in overall geometric pattern, with brass cartridge ferrule, lg. 36 5/8 More ...

System Stick with Spherical Noisemaker Grip

System Stick with Spherical Noisemaker Grip

Lot:
34
Sold for:
$588$500

System Stick with Spherical Noisemaker Grip, late 19th/early 20th century, the foliate patterned silvered metal grip attributed to Brigg & Son, London, producing a siren sound when blown into the More ...