Canes made of unusuel materials
Cane made of snake spinal column
Strange and sophisticate
Cane with an Ivory knob, sculpted of twenty different heads representing the Nô theatre masks.
The below part is in amethyst. The shaft is made of a Snake spinal column .
Total lenght 34 1/2, circa 1900
The Cane made of snake spinal column does not differ from the cane made of shark spinal column: each vertebra is left in its natural lengthwise shape and overlap the former articulation untill obtening the desired lenght.
Round shaped and polished this bony material gives better bright results than the cartilaginous shark spinal column - More infrequent and original as well this material has mostly been used for making necklace and bracelet - barbaric -.