“Toulouse-Lautrec” cane with a flat cylindrical copper handle that unscrews to reveal a glass; in the second segment of the shaft is a flask for alcohol or absinthe.
French workmanship, late 19th century. Bibliography: C. Dike, Cane Curiosa, éd. de l’Amateur, Paris, 1982, p. 11, ill. 2/3 (variation); catalogue for La canne et ses mystères [The Cane and Its Mysteries] exhibit, Carouge Museum, Geneva, March 18-May 31, 1998, p. 98, cat. no. 18 (variation).