PREVIOUS NEXT
Automaton Monkey, System Walking cane. England, circa 1890

The carved and painted wood handle is 9 cm high x 5,5 cm at its widest. It depicts in fine detail a Chimpanzee dressed as a bourgeois, wearing a white hat and white collar, it has two colour glass eyes. When a button at the back of the head is engaged, it stick-out its tongue on a gracious way. It is on top of a hardwood shaft, there is a metal collar and a bimetal ferrule. The mechanics work wonderful, without cracks, it has a few little chips on the white hat, nevertheless the condition is excellent.

Similar examples: 11/12 & 11/7 are shown on pages 117 & 118 of C. Dike’s Cane Curiosa.

A monkeys’ head on a human body symbolically represents the vanity of man. And when these stick out the tongue, the message is even stronger.

Moving objects, fascinate children and adults from old times, during the 19th century also found their way into canes, it was a prime source of entertainment, to catch the attention of a lady or just to entertain children.

Click photo for more details
An exquisite Art Nouveau Silver Walkingstick. Austria ? 1900
Click photo for more details
An early and gorgeous Narwhal Captain’s Cane. circa 1800
Click photo for more details
Click photo for more details
Click photo for more details
An enjoyable English Walking Cane. England, circa 1880
Click photo for more details
A whimsical Automaton, System Walking Cane. Austria, ca. 1890
Click photo for more details
An enchanting Countryside Walkingcane. France, circa 1900
Click photo for more details
Click photo for more details
Enchanting and Gigantic Rabbit Walkingstick. England, circa 1900
Click photo for more details
Click photo for more details
A Captivating and Unusual Memento Mori Walking Cane. England, 1863
Click photo for more details
Click photo for more details
An admirable Ivory Vintner Walkingstick. Germany ? circa 1880
Click photo for more details
An impressive Silver Staff with fine-stones. Ottoman Empire, circa 1880
Click photo for more details
An enjoyable Russian Sailor Walking Cane. Russia ? circa 1880
Click photo for more details
An amusing English Automaton Walkingstick. England circa 1890.
Click photo for more details
A whimsical climbing monkey, Ivory Walking Cane. France, circa 1900
Click photo for more details
An admirable harnessed Elephant Walkingstick. England, circa 1890
Click photo for more details
A Lovely Dandy-Walkingstick. England, circa 1880
Click photo for more details
A handsome Makonde Black Boy, Art Deco Walkingstick. Africa, circa 1920
Click photo for more details
A very nice Silver Walkingstick. Vienne, circa 1900
Click photo for more details
A Russian Niello-Silver, Opera Walking Cane. Moscow, 1900
Click photo for more details
Classic Art Deco, Ebony & Ivory Walkingstick. France circa 1920
Click photo for more details
Golf Club Sport Trophy, Silver System Walkingstick. Austria, 1912
Click photo for more details
Automaton Monkey, System Walking cane. England, circa 1890
Click photo for more details
Hunting Puppies Walking Cane. England, circa 1900
Click photo for more details
Silver Elephant Walking Cane, France circa 1910
Click photo for more details
Art Deco, Bakelite Segments Walking Cane. France, circa 1920
Click photo for more details
Art Deco, Full Shagreen Walking Cane, France circa 1920
Click photo for more details
Political & Iconic symbol, Marianne System Cane. France, 1871
Click photo for more details
Judaica, Little Moises figure Walking Cane. France, circa 1880
Click photo for more details
Click photo for more details
Lourdes Madona Ex-voto, Devoutness Walking Cane, France circa 1900
Click photo for more details
A Figural Indian, Silver Cane. France ? circa 1890
Click photo for more details
Articulated Ebony Duck, System Walking cane. France, circa 1890
Click photo for more details
Whalers Art, Ivory & Wood Walking Cane. Indian Ocean, circa 1880
Click photo for more details
Whalers Art, One-piece of Wood Walking Cane. circa 1880
Click photo for more details
Whalers Art, Scrimshaw Walking Cane. England ? circa 1890
Click photo for more details
Animal figural Sea-lion Walking Cane. Japan, circa 1890
Click photo for more details
Surrealistic figures, Folk Art Walking Cane. France, circa 1880
Click photo for more details
A Splendid Rose Quartz & Gold Cane. France, circa 1820
Click photo for more details
Early Basket with fruits Ivory walking cane. France, circa 1810
Click photo for more details
Wine tester System Walking Cane, France circa 1900
Click photo for more details
Click photo for more details
Indochina Colonial Commando Opera Walking Cane. Vietnam, circa 1880
Click photo for more details
BEKKO Flashlight System Walking Cane. England, circa 1940
Click photo for more details
Toledo Damascene Walking Cane. Spain, circa 1900
Click photo for more details
18th Century Skul, Defensive System Walking Cane. England? circa 1770
Click photo for more details
Orientalist Beauty Walking Cane. France, circa 1870
Click photo for more details
Guitarist Monkey Walking Cane. France or Italy circa 1900
Click photo for more details
A Classic Greek beauty from Antiquity Walking Cane, France circa 1880
Click photo for more details
Robin Hood as a Dog Ivory Walking Cane. France, circa 1900
Click photo for more details
Unusual Pique with Stars, Tall Cane. England, circa 1700
Click photo for more details
Agate Dog Walking Cane. France, circa 1880
Click photo for more details
Carved wood Jack Russell Terrier Walking Cane. England? circa 1910
Click photo for more details
Stingray Riding-whip. Circa 1880
Click photo for more details
Folk-art Pipe System Walking Cane. France, circa 1880
Click photo for more details
Nymph of the marshes, Utility Walking Cane. France, circa 1870
Click photo for more details
Folk-art pipe System walking cane. France, circa 1880
SOLD
Click photo for more details
Primitive dog cane France, circa 1890. Ref: F9005