Wine tester System Walking Cane, France circa 1900

The flattened sphere handle made in elephant ivory is 3 cm high and 6 cm. diameter, the terrace has a bronze badge engraved with a bunch of grapes and three characters, the chamber on top unscrews to reveal a corkscrew, in the lowest chamber there is a glass flask closed with a cork to keep a sample of the best spirits, it has a 2 cm. bimetal ferule. The OL is 89 cm. and the condition is excellent.

Similar examples: 24/19 & 24/20 are shown on page 241 of C. Dike's Cane Curiosa.

Antique Walking Cane Collection   Antiker Spazierstock Sammlung Antique Canne Collection  Antiek Wandelstok Verzameling  Antico Bastone Collezione   Baston Antiguo Coleccion

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Click photo for more details Wine tester System Walking Cane, France circa 1900

The flattened sphere handle made in elephant ivory is 3 cm high and 6 cm. diameter, the terrace has a bronze badge engraved with a bunch of grapes and three characters, the chamber on top unscrews to reveal a corkscrew, in the lowest chamber there is a glass flask closed with a cork to keep a sample of the best spirits, it has a 2 cm. bimetal ferule. The OL is 89 cm. and the condition is excellent.

Similar examples: 24/19 & 24/20 are shown on page 241 of C. Dike's Cane Curiosa.

Antique Walking Cane Collection   Antiker Spazierstock Sammlung Antique Canne Collection  Antiek Wandelstok Verzameling  Antico Bastone Collezione   Baston Antiguo Coleccion