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A Lovely Dandy-Walkingstick. England, circa 1880

The elephant ivory handle is 3,5 cm high x 8 cm to the side x 2,5 cm wide, it is naturalistically carved as a long-eared donkey head with a finely figured hairy coat, it has a dark highlighted front upper lip and nostrils. A pair of inset glass eyes adds a lively touch. It is on top of an ebony shaft with a metal collar punched with dots and it ends with a staghorn ferrule.

This motive is very much in the style of BRIGG LONDON and similar to the ivory donkey heads published in Brigg's catalogue from the early 1900's.

The subject of donkeys as a pet, became very popular at the end of the Victorian era when Queen Victoria acquired the famous donkey Jacquot in one of her trips to the French Riviera and took it back with her to the Buckingham Palace. In pictures of that time, we can see him pulling her carriage, her love for animals was highly known. For more info about Q.Victoria and Jaquot, see the following links:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/21/queen-victoria-french-spa-town-life-aix-les-bains

https://curiousrambler.com/2013/06/11/queen-victoria-in-nice/

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