pressed horn-handled cane modelled as Dr. Syntax

Ref : 12319

A pressed horn handle modelled as Dr. Syntax - the handle mounted by a slim turned gilt collar onto an ebonised hardwood shaft - the shaft with a gilt-lined cord hole holding a red tasselled cord, and finished with a polished brass and steel ferrule

Dr. Syntax is a fictional rural schoolmaster and pastor, created in 1809 by William Combe - an English writer famous for his satirical verse. Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson, three stories written in verse describe the 'Tours' of Dr. Syntax as he attempts to make his fortune by going travelling and then writing and illustrating a book about his experiences of quaint and unusual places.

Date circa: 1900

Country: English

~ length of handle 5cm / 2.0in, overall length 87.5cm / 34.1in

price: £485.00 / $584.43

Ref : 12319

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