A Figural Indian, Silver Cane. France ? circa 1890
The crook handle is 9 cm high x 25 cm to the side x 3 cm wide. It is beautifully fashioned in the form of an American Indian with long earrings, a scarf and a head band with diamonds, oval stones and very long feathers. It is on top of a Rosewood shaft, there is a bimetal ferule. The O.L is 90 cm. Without chips or cracks, it has minimal traces of use and the condition is perfect.
It is or Viennese or French? Nevertheless is a wonderful ethnographic figural portrait that deserves to be identified, made during their American Indian craze of the 1890’s. This cane has a very dynamic design, it fits perfect, it is a very wearable cane.
Indigenous people over the whole world have the privilege to have the strongest contact with Mother Nature, the mother of wisdom.