Palais Royal Gentleman's Walking Stick.
18K Gold topped walking stick with a bright amysthyst on top. A gorgeously patinated fruitwood handle. Just below the top is stamped Antoine Palais Royal. The Palais Royal produced some of the most sought after high end collectibles in Europe.
Travellers on the Grand Tour made it a point to stop there to buy luxury good of the highest manufacture. This cane is approximately 35 1/4" in length. The gold top is approximately 2 1/4". The amethyst is approximately 1/4" in diameter with a pleasing light purple hue. $750
An early-mid 19th Century Gentleman's Cane Bearing the Name R T McCay with a Family Armorial. The armoiral is for the Scottish MacKay Family. (There were variatons on the spelling of the Clan name.) The handle of this cane is old elephant ivory with a rich yellow and tan patination.
On the end of the handle is the Armorial with the Latin Family Motto, "Manu Forti". (In this hand strength.) Just below the handle is a band believed to be silver. There are no assay marks visible.
The shaft of the cane is lighter fruitwood with a metal end that is worn at the bottom from years of use. This cane is beautiful and belongs in your collection. $250
This is an intricately carved greyhound topped gentleman's walking stick. The details of the greyhound are incredible and created by a true craftsman. The dog's eyes are glass and are expertly set to give the dog a wonderfully realistic look.
As was common with high end walking sticks, there was often a surprise. A tiny notch on the bottom of the dog's mouth can be pushed allowing the moth to open. The inside of the moth is also detailed, showing the tongue and tiny teeth. The open mouth could grasp the edges of gloves or perhaps give a silent "bark" to a member of the fairer sex.
The band below the dog's head is ivory with no major staining. The bottom cap of the walking stick is also ivory and is bright.
A true "find" for a collector of "surprise" walking sticks. SOLD
Offered for your inspection is a Fabergé Rabbit Head walking stick or cane top. This piece captures the very essence of what the Fabergé’s Studios once produced. The rabbit head is silver with gilding to the enamelled collar. It does not appear that this piece was ever mounted to a walking stick or can shaft, as the screw used to mount the top is immaculate. The piece is approximately 3" wide by 4" from top to bottom of the shaft screw.
Every detail of the rabbit is captured with the eyes inset with tiny rubies. The enamel work is superb with no cracking, crazing or damage.
The piece bears the Faberge Family mark and the workmaster mark for Julius Alexandrovitch Rappoport (1864-1916). Rappoport was trained in Berlin and is rare as a Jewish Master Craftsmen. Rappoport opened his own workshop in St. Petersburg at Ekatariniski Canal in 1883. Rapporport supplied many of the most important silver objects that would bear the Faberge Mark. Rappoport is best known for his naturalistic animal works. He created many of the whimsical animal pieces for the Russian Imperial Family and their cabinet. SOLD