Cane with a silver-gilt handle decorated with a princely coat of arms and containing a salt shaker and a pepper shaker. The bamboo shaft contains a silver-gilt knife, fork, and spoon.
France, mid 18th century. Bibliography: C. Dike, Cane Curiosa, éd. de l’Amateur, Paris, 1982, p. 14, ill. 2/24; catalogue for La canne et ses mystères exhibit, Carouge Museum, Geneva, March 18-May 31, 1998, p. 108, cat. no. 122.