Canes made of unusual materials


Wrought iron cane

Metal in various shape

Metal defence cane that imitate a branch. 40 spines are spread out irregularily all along the cane, the higher spine measure 14mm, bottom spines 20mm. The signature and the date 1789 use, an ancient metalworking technic called cloisonné, are in silver, .

Wrought iron cane shaped as a hawthorn shrub, spotted with 40 long spines about 15mm each.

The striated pommel is encrusted with silver plate. Under the pommel, is hand-lettered in silver cipher "1789", the whole encrusted in steel. Then a succession of lettres and signs, sorely deciphered, that seems to be "Felisp". Followed by on the other line, an esoterical sign that could be cabalistic or rather alchemical. The alchemist Nicolas Flamel and Cagliostro where celebrity at this time, and alchemy in vogue. Then the letter L.X.M.E that a priori means nothing but it could be the initiales of catch phrase or a kind of rebus.

We have as object of curiosity in our collection a floor-tile "hexagonal paving stone in terra cota" where the back is engraved "à la pointe" 1792-L.D.L.M before hard baking ? Riddles as well where in vogue-.

Conclusion: Formost this cane is a remarkable work of wrought , upon which it should be of interest to concentrate with more curiosity


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Canes made of unusual materials
Wrought iron cane