Boxwood Knight and Monkey

CANE SOLD Folk-art cane made of a single piece of carved boxwood. At the top, one side has a man’s helmeted head, the other a monkey’s head. The shaft is decorated with a turtle, a fly, and a man’s crowned head.

France, 18th century. Bibliography: catalogue for La canne et ses mystères exhibit, Carouge Museum, Geneva, March 18-May 31, 1998, p. 97, cat. no. 2 (illustrated p. 64).

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