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Sword cane

Object Number: 
1916.11ab
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Wood, ivory, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 89.5 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Wooden sword cane with straight, slightly tapered shaft, ivory pistol-shaped handle, metal collar with lion mask cartouche, and ivory ferrule. Pressing the lion's mouth releases the sword.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this sword cane was used by Montague M. Hendricks of New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Albert Hendricks
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group