Beautiful Rhino horn cane with Macassar wooden stick and a copper ring. This cane is made in the Dutch-Indie Ca. 1860. (Now today Indonesia) The crook handle is in good condition it has a tiny hole /chip. The wooden stick has some crack during the years and has copper ring for holding the handle on his place. The Original ring was gilded. On the stick there`s a metal plate with a Edelweiss flower. Very nice collectors item!
The Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is a rare member of the family Rhinocerotidae and one of five extant rhinoceroses.
Makassar Ebony (Diospyros celebica), is a species of flowering tree in the family Ebenaceae that is endemic to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Its common name is derived from the main seaport on the island, Makassar. The tree grows up to 20 meters height under favorable circumstances, although such trees are rarely seen nowadays. Since Makassar Ebony has been a woodworkers favourite for centuries, most of it has been felled and used in high quality furniture and walking sticks . The wood is often defective, showing cracks, and in particular heart shakes and splits . Cites papers on request.
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