© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Catalog Number: CA0918-034
A SILVER ‘DRAGON’ WALKING CANE, QING DYNASTY
The shaft is made of black hardwood (possibly zitan), the handle of silver, incised with fine openwork detail
China
late 19th century, with faint silver- or manufacturer-marks on the mane

The handle with a fierce dragon baring his menacing fangs, with good detail work to his mane, scales and nostrils. Three-character engraving in Chinese and European monogram engraved to shaft of handle. The hardwood shaft looks a bit like Zitan with its characteristic crab-claw-markings, but cannot be determined due to a later applied European shellac coating.

Shape: Walking cane in L-shape
Weight: 305 grams
Dimensions: Length 87 cm
Condition: The cane with old wear, traces of use, minor dents and one small repair nostril, the hardwood shaft with shellac coating
Provenance: Austrian private collection

清代銀把雕龍手杖
硬木杖身(應為紫檀),銀套手把,透雕龍首
中國,19世紀末期,銀把上印有”天津府”字樣
品相良好,有使用痕跡及些許磨損
奧地利私人收藏

Post Auction:  verkauft/sold

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