Russian decorative handles for canes from before Lenin came back. After all, what fun is anything if it isn’t pretty. Some by Fabergé.

Cane handle in the shape of an elephant's head.
Cane handle in the shape of an elephant’s head. Pre 1917. M. Perchin, workmaster for Fabergé. Image © Fabergé Museum, Saint Petersburg. Fair use license. via https://fabergemuseum.ru/en/collection/item/72
Cane handle. ca. 1880.
Cane handle. ca. 1880. Russian. Champlevé enamel and silver. Maker not known. via https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8d/8b/33/8d8b33d6e0a465d41a7a2b2e4c267c0f.jpg
Frog parasol/walking stick handle.
Frog parasol/walking stick handle. Monogram of Tsar Nicholas II. Mark of Eduard Schramm, who was a workmaster for Fabergé. Undated. Gold, silver, guilloche enamel, diamond and amethyst. Fabergé in style. Image © Aspire Auctions, Cleveland. Fair use license. via https://www.aspireauctions.com/#!/catalog/365/2033/lot/94834
Hippopotamus cane handle. Undated.
Hippopotamus cane handle. Undated. Carved bowenite with ruby eyes. Fabergé, maker. Image © Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston. Fair use license. via http://blog.hmns.org/2017/04/creating-the-faberge-brand-beauty/
Cane handle. Made before 1901.
Cane handle with a four leaf clover design. Made before 1901. Gold colored metal with jewels, glass and enamel. Erik August Kollin, workmaster for Fabergé. Image courtesy Canterbury Auction Galleries. © ukauctioneers.com. Fair use license. via https://www.ukauctioneers.com/auction_catalogue.cfm?itemID=20E9CB0FD7D62CF9D7E2FECEFF580EE9E82AA8CD&auction=21EACF0ED2
Walking cane handle in the design of a dog's head with a gold and diamond set collar with tiger eye gemstones.
Walking cane handle in the design of a dog’s head with a gold and diamond set collar with tiger eye gemstones. ca. 1900. Gold, carved rhodonite and gemstones. Hallmarked Henrick Wigström, workmaster for Fabergé. Image © Hutchinson Scott Auctioneers, Embsay Mills, North Yorkshire. Fair use license. via https://www.hutchinsonscott.co.uk/en-GB/att-faberge-a-russian-carved-rhodonite-and-gold-walking-cane-handle-circa-1900-formed-as-a-dogs-head-with-a-gold-and-diamond-set-collar-
Eagle cane handle. Pre 1917.
Eagle cane handle. Pre 1917. Gold, ivory, lapis lazuli, wood, enamel and agate. Marked with the initials H.W. apparently for Fabergé workmaster Henrik Wigstrom. 56 gold standard. Image © Stair Auctions, Hudson, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/carved-lapis-lazuli-agate-gold-and-enamel-cane-593-c-6857abddec#
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One thought on “Russian decorative handles for canes from before Lenin came back. After all, what fun is anything if it isn’t pretty. Some by Fabergé.

  1. Oh, my! How very glamorous yet utilitarian! Just what I need to frighten Mean Ole Mistress MS away. LOL. Truly, these are lovely. Extraordinarily so. I wish to have at least a couple. If wishes were dreams…

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