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.