“Cézanne” watercolorist’s cane with nickel-plated metal handle revealing a compartment containing two bottles for water and alcohol. The shaft contains the colors and the ferrule serves as a stopper for the brush case.
France, late 19th century. Bibliography: C. Dike, Cane Curiosa, éd. de l’Amateur, Paris, 1982, p. 141, ill. 14/24 (variation); catalogue for La canne et ses mystères exhibit, Carouge Museum, Geneva, March 18-May 31, 1998, p. 104, cat. no. 74 (variation).