Hunting Puppies Walking Cane. England, circa 1900
A great carved ivory cane, the elephant ivory handle is 6 cm high, 5,5 cm to the side and 5 cm wide. It depicts a nicely detailed composition of two hunter’s puppies with sulphur glass eyes, watching carefully its prey. There is a gilded collar with English hallmarks on top of a sound malacca shaft, it has a horn ferrule. The OL is 89 cm. The hair lines are very clear, as you see on the pictures but with any chips or cracks, the condition is excelent.
Time and time again mythology portrays the sacred Dog as being brave, powerful and vigilant. The hunter Orion of Greek mythology was always accompanied by his faithful Dog Sirius. The Goddess Artemis is also depicted with divine hunting Dogs. In South Africa we see this creature portrayed as an Ancestor spirit that gives humankind fire, and in Japan the images of Dogs often stand guard at temple doors.
With all this in mind it’s not surprising when a Dog spirit guide chooses to bless your life. They are exactly where they wish to be, close to a human heart who will cherish them. As a side note, an actual living Dog can be a Divine messenger and helpmate too. Some people believe that Angels can turn themselves into Dogs for the purpose of safeguarding a person or family and offering aid in times of trouble. * whatismyspiritanimal.com