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Surrealistic figures, Folk Art Walking Cane. France, circa 1880

This one-piece Cane carved from an unknown wood has on top of the handle a Salamander and a Cicada, both, symbolic animals of the warm summers of the French Provence. Prominently carved, are the faces of a king wearing his crown and an indian crowned with feathers, there are sea animals like a turtle, and a fish with the head of an otter, a shell and a palm-three are also represented in the shaft as many animal heads carved in the knots of the wood like a fox, a monkey, a wolf etc. Most of the carved figures are etched and enhanced with a heat-needle. The OL is 95 cm and without chips or cracks, the condition is excellent. Like most of the folk-art canes this one is wearing a warm and wonderful patina.

“Hence, Canes are made by shepherds living in the countryside where stars and seasons are the only points of reference and where time does not matter; by old men sitting by the fireside on whom time has lost its grip; by soldiers waiting in the mud of trenches to go back to life or to march to death; by prisoners for whom freedom is so far away that it has become an abstraction. The cane is the work of a man totally uninhibited, who does not account for his time and for whom time doesn’t matter or no longer means anything” (G. Segas) Popular art canes by L. Jantzen

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Automaton Monkey, System Walking cane. England, circa 1890
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Silver Elephant Walking Cane, France circa 1910
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Hunting Terrier by J. Howell, Walking Cane. England, circa 1900
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Art Deco, Bakelite Segments Walking Cane. France, circa 1920
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Woolf & Sheep, Couple of Ebony Walking Canes. Italy, circa 1900
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Art Deco, Full Shagreen Walking Cane, France circa 1920
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Hunting Puppies Walking Cane. England, circa 1900
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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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Spy Device, Art Deco System Cane, France circa 1920
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Animal figural Duck Walking Cane. England, circa 1890
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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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Leda and The Swan, Erotic Walking Cane. France, circa 1900
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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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A Meissen Porcelain Opera Cane. Germany, circa 1880
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Early Basket with fruits Ivory walking cane. France, circa 1810
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Animal figural, sitting Cat walking cane. England, circa 1900.
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Hare in the forest walking cane. France, circa 1900
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Spy-lens Bone gauntlet System walking cane. England, circa 1890
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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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Botanist’s System Cane. France, circa 1880
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A Classic Greek beauty from Antiquity Walking Cane, France circa 1880
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Art Nouveau Celluloid Nymph Summer Walking Cane. France, circa 1910
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Ivory & Baleen Nautical Ex-Voto Walking Cane. England, circa 1850
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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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18th Century Transverse Flute Walking Cane. France, circa 1790
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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