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19th C. American Wooden Figural Walking Cane Handle

North America, USA, ca. 19th century CE. A folk art Americana carved wooden walking cane handle, in the form of a grotesque female figure, carrying a parasol, with an oversized head, beehive hairdo, and high, collared dress. Her eyes are made with tiny pieces of white and black glass. The wooden surface has been polished to a high sheen. Size: 3.25" W x 4.7" H (8.3 cm x 11.9 cm); 5.45" H (13.8 cm) on included custom stand.

Condition: Rich patina on surface. Slight signs of wear, especially around the feet, commensurate with age.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private collection of Ami Brown. Mr. Brown was the owner of the Coca Cola franchise in Israel and amassed a huge and very fine collection of Indonesian kris as well as other ethnographic art. His collection numbered more than 3000 pieces with many on display during his life in the Ein Harod Museum of Art.

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