Cane with a gilt knob decorated with a princely coat of arms and containing a salt and pepper shaker; in the shaft are housed a gilt knife, fork and spoon.
Bamboo shaft, France, mid 18th century. Bibliography: C. Dike, "Les cannes à système", ed. de l'Amateur, Paris, 1982, p. 14, ill. 2/24; catalogue of the exhibition "La canne et ses mystères", Musée de Carouge, Geneva, 18 March - 31 May 1998, p. 108, cat. n° 122.