News-Antique.com - Mar 17,2008 - We are in our 16th year of doing all-cane auctions and have gathered a wonderful array of antique canes. We will be offering 197 lots of carefully selected high quality pieces, with many rare and uncommon examples. Additionally we are including a continuation of pieces from the late Philip Hampton’s fine collection.
The sale will be preceded the evening before, April 25 at 6:30 PM, by a special event and private auction preview at the Salem Waterfront Hotel. It will be our eighth pre-auction event. It will feature “The Cane Gang”, an extraordinary group of professional musicians from Maine who will entertain us with a program of music actually played on canes. The Cane Gang will make you look at canes in an entirely new light.
For carved ivory figural canes, highlights include: A great phrenology head, a fine three horses w/gold, a regal Roman Empress, a superb German hunting motif cane, a risque lady acrobat, a very nice eagle, a detailed terrier head, a Moor, three horses w/silver, an Iv. & wood monkeys, Shakespeare, an “L” terrier, a rats & frog, a wood & ivory monk, acrobats, a dog & boar, a fist& ball, a chain of bears, a hare, a horse, a greyhound, a pike & trout, a green frog, a man w/hat, a fox as the hunter, an iv. & silver mastiff, an “L” tiger, an iv. & bronze lady, a mastiff, a reclining dog, Mephistopheles, a tiger on stump, a man w/curly hair, a tiger & dog, a vulture, a German student’s cane, a Noh masks, an alligator, a whale w/ squid & ship, a claw, a salamander & frog, a mice and treasure bag, a circus horse, a dog w/chain, a bear w/cubs, a wounded buffalo, a claw w/tiger eye egg, a baby elephant on ball, a man w/bug, Robert Burns, a horse & bulldog, a chain of frogs, an ebony & iv. madonna, a monkey on drum, a jockey & horse, a lady’s leg, Queen Victoria, a small horsehead, a skull & snake, a tau w/ monkeys, a rat, a mime, a Sunday stick, a turtles w/ snake, a stylized bird, etc.
For decorative canes, highlights include: A rare and important pique w/ sil. & enamel, a lovely Webb cameo glass, an early Saint-Cloud porcelain, a wonderful Tiffany enamel w/diamonds, an historical California gold quartz, a jade ball, a shibayama, a rose quartz w/Essex crystals, Art glass w/garnets, rose quartz ball w/crystal, a sil. w/turquoise enamel, a 1792 pique, a pistol grip damascene, shibayama insects, an iv. & snakewood, case tortoiseshell w/ agate, Iv. & sil. w/one-step mallaca, a rock crystal w/amethyst, a ball & stem cloisonné, a tortoiseshell w/jewels, a Japanese mixed metals, a Sevres porcelain ball & stem, an amethyst w/crystal, Cyril Ritchard’s iv. cane, an iv. & malacca Salem cane, a sil. niello, a pique w/tulips, a cloisonné tau, a Middle Eastern damascene, a sil. w/citrine, a Tiffany silver, an amethyst w/gold overlay, an Art Nouveau sil w/vines, a sil. w/turqoise