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JOHN PAIN, STOW, ACTIVE LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY | Rare Walking Cane

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1,200 - 1,800 GBP
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Description

  • Rare Walking Cane
  • inscribed, Made by John Pain of Stow / 1817 / N3542
  • pen-worked malacca with an elm finial in the form of a hot-air balloon
  • long: 103.5cm., 40¾in.
finely worked in penwork all over

Catalogue Note

The finial above a relief collar attached to a finely worked pen-work shaft depicting snakes, a crown, a peacock, a moth, a mermaid with palm frond, fire-irons, jug, bellows, cup, spade, sun, moon, a man with a bird, a folly with a weather vane in the form of a man with a scythe, a shepherds crook, suns, love hearts, dog, sheep, palm, a building with weather vane in the form of a ship, the name AFLECK, canoe, staircase, gate, head on a stake, spread eagle, Celtic knot design, a fish, deer, knife, coot, deer, wolf, a lady with a parasol, heart, two men on horseback pulling a carriage, the date 1817, building with a smoking chimney, guitar, flute, trumpet, cockerel, butterfly, pigeons, a lady and gentleman with a pipe toasting, a ship, a hot air balloon, goat, a monkey smoking a pipe, a man in stocks, a drum, two monkeys toasting, small dog, a cat, a tiger (captioned TIGER), dogs, man on horseback with a hunting horn, horse, a beaver (captioned A BEVER), a peewit (captioned PEEWIT), wild boar, a fallow deer (captioned FALLOW DEER) with the devil, holding a loft a pronged fork on its back, attacking man, a dentist extracting a man tooth and four rigged sailing ships.
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