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Two Pique-decorated Ivory and Malacca Canes

Auction:
3080B
Lot:
197
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3080B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Two Pique-decorated Ivory and Malacca Canes, England, late 17th century, one's top decorated with pique scroll and dot pattern with initials and date "IB/97," engraved silver band where top joins shaft, brass ferule and iron tip; the other's top decorated with pique tulip and dot decoration with the initials "TR," engraved silver band where the top joins the shaft, brass ferule and iron tip, lg. to 36 1/4 in.

Provenance: Michael C. German, London.

Note: Lot includes original CITES certificate documenting the legal importation of these canes in 1999.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

London, United Kingdom, Assistive cane, Culture, Engraving, Learning, Metalworking, Pique, Visual arts, Walking stick

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