cane with a carved mallard duck automaton handle

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A good example of a full automaton walking cane, in good working condition - the handle is carved from ivory as a mallard duck's head, with inset brown glass eyes; depressing the small button at the rear of the plain silver collar makes the lower jaw of the duck's beak drop down, revealing a red tongue! - the handle is fitted to a dark brown hardwood shaft finished with a polished brass and steel ferrule

Date circa: 1894

Country: English

~ length of handle 5cm / 2.0in, width of handle 8cm / 3.1in, overall length 90cm / 35.1in.

price: price on application

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