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Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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Guy Oswald Smith's Cane Collection, late 19th-early 20th century
comprising a malacca example with a carved boxwood terminal in the form of a man's head with glass eyes; a malacca example with a carved ivory terminal in the form of a hare with glass eyes; a malacca example with a carved ivory terminal in the form of a grotesque mask; a Japanese malacca example with a silver collar and carved ivory terminal, London hallmarks, Brigg of London; a French malacca example with a silver collar and carved polychrome decorated ivory terminal in the form of a duck's head with glass eyes; an ebony example with a carved ivory terminal in the form of a fox dressed as a monk; an ebony example with a cast resin terminal in the form of a man's head; a mahogany example with a carved ivory terminal in the form of a roaring tiger; a nobbled cane with a carved ivory terminal in the form of Punchinello; a carved rosewood and ivory mounted example with the terminal in the form of a carved lion's head mounted with glass eyes; a rosewood example with a spherical terminal of banded agate; a carved wood riding crop with an engine-turned gold terminal together with a knopped wood example with a gilt metal collar engraved 'H.M.S FROM E.C.E.S [Evan Cadogan Eric Smith] / HERLY WOOD / 1917' by Brigg of London; a palmwood example with a silver collar engraved 'H.F.O / JUNE 1914'; a malacca example with a silver collar and ebony handle engraved 'LINDSAY E. SMITH' by Brigg of London; a hardwood example with plain silver finial; a plain bentwood example; a figured wood example with a silver collar engraved 'E.C.E.S', by Brigg of London; a carved teak example with a terminal for use as a garden implement (regd design 689194); a softwood crop with silver collar and terminal engraved in manuscript 'Nancy [Smith] From Uncle Maurice [Maurice Oswald Smith 1866-1928] 19/11/02' with a late Victorian turquoise glazed stick stand by Burmantofts, 19th century, the underside impressed 'BURMANTOFTS / FAIENCE / 576.A / ENGLAND / D' (63cm. high, 2ft. ¾in.) (21 pieces)
the first example 95cm. long, 3ft. 1½in., smallest 73.5cm. long, 2ft. 5in.
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Literature

Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at 33 Grosvenor Street, 1904, possibly 'Inner Hall / [part] 56 Walking Sticks carved heads';
Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at Shottesbrooke Park, 1928, vol. I, probably 'Store Room / 2 bundles (14 walking sticks)'
 

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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London