Golden Prospector

Folk-art cane made of a single piece of wood and decorated with scenes from a gold prospector’s life carved on the shaft. Depicts the prospector’s house and mule, an encounter with the Indians, a fight with his partner, a buffalo hunt, and his return home after a deer hunt.

United States, mid-19th century. Bibliography: C. Dike, Canes in the United States, Cane Curiosa Press, Ladue, 1994, p. 168, no. 8/45.

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