"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 work, late 19th century. Bibliography: C. Dike, "Les cannes à système", ed. de l'Amateur, Paris, 1982, p. 11, ill. 2/3 (variation); catalogue of the exhibition "La canne et ses mystères", Musée de Carouge, Geneva, 18 March - 31 May 1998, p. 98, cat. no. 18 (variation).