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    monkey head gadget cane with articulated mouth and glass eyes. silver collar birmingham 1923

    Antique Monkey Head Gadget Cane with Articulated Mouth and Glass Eyes. Silver Collar Birmingham 1923
    • Antique Monkey Head Gadget Cane with Articulated Mouth and Glass Eyes. Silver Collar Birmingham 1923
    • Antique Monkey Head Gadget Cane with Articulated Mouth and Glass Eyes. Silver Collar Birmingham 1923
    • Antique Monkey Head Gadget Cane with Articulated Mouth and Glass Eyes. Silver Collar Birmingham 1923
    • Antique Monkey Head Gadget Cane with Articulated Mouth and Glass Eyes. Silver Collar Birmingham 1923
    • Antique Monkey Head Gadget Cane with Articulated Mouth and Glass Eyes. Silver Collar Birmingham 1923

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    Unusual monkey head gadget cane with glass eyes and articulated mouth. Squeeze the tab below the chin and the the lower jaw opens to reveal a faded red mouth interior. The monkey head is made from finely carved wood. Release the tab and the sprung jaw closes. Head is attached to ebonised shaft with silver collar with hallmarks for Birmingham 1923. Makers name starts with W but rest is unreadable. Original brass ferrule with steel tip.

     
    A fun gadget cane with a working monkey head in wonderful patinated condition. The silver collar has significant wear and a couple of small dings. Ebonized shaft has a small amount of curvature that helps to make it a fit comfortable when placed temporarily under the arm.
     
    The gadget stick of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries emerged out of the fashionability of walking sticks. These were canes with an additional purpose; they contained secret items, such as snuffboxes, cosmetic compacts, picnic silverware, and later, radios; or the handle could convert into a seat, or the shaft was actually carved out as a flute. As their name conveys, people tried to top each other‘s canes of ingenuity and these walking sticks were a great fad.
     
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    Materials:
    Silver & Wood
    Height (cm):
    92
    Price: £180.00

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    Ball And Claw Antiques

    Ball & Claw Antiques is influenced by multiple people with diverse qualifications, backgrounds and experience so the mix of items we find, restore and sell represent their various interests, passions and skills.
     
    We focus on quality items which even if worn with the rigours of time and use, still capture the imagination or attract the eye with their colours or shape. Some antiques wear their age with ease and carry the age mellowed colour and scars of use without harming their form or use but others are not so lucky. Where necesary and practical we will try to sympathetically restore damaged antiques with minimum intervention so that function or form is restored without harming their natural patination and other signs of age. Sometimes we will restore an item even when it doesnt make financial sense to do so - because sometimes we just cant help but feeling that it deserves to be saved for future generations.

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