rare silver vesta and striker horse head handle cane

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A rare example of a silver combination 'vesta (match case) and striker' cane, in the form of a bridled horse head - the silver handle is finely modelled overall and richly embossed - the top section of the horse head is hinged, and opens to reveal a rectangular match striker; this element is also hinged and opens upwards to further reveal a cavity for matches - in fine, original working condition, the handle is mounted directly onto an ebony hardwood shaft with a silver eyelet for a silk cord, and the shaft is finished with a polished black horn ferrule

Date circa: 1890

Country: English

~ width of handle 8cm / 3.1in, overall length 91cm / 35.5in.

price: £3750.00 / $4856.00

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