French 19th Century Ivory Handle Sword Cane.

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High status ivory handled dress cane dating from the 19th Century. The cane was probably made in France.

The 533mm tri-form blade is in good condition but looks as if it has been re-pointed at some time. It is also possible that the cane was made using a shortened small sword blade. The blade is bright with a mild salt and pepper patina and a few small patches of minor pitting. The ricasso bears the maker’s name “Auzy & Lacann.” I have not been able to find any information on the makers.

The ivory, Derby style handle is in good condition and has a butter yellow patina. There are some hairline cracks and a few small chips from the end of the handle. The handle remains sound and tight.

The blade fits into the body of the cane through a shaped ivory or bone spacer. The cane ends with a horn ferrule. The gilded collar has a blank circular cartouche amidst foliate scrollwork.  

The cane is in good condition and has no damage or cracks. There are a few minor dings and some wear to the ebonising consistent with its age and use. Total length 890mm.

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