This is an Antique Mexican Hand Carved Folk Art Cane. The cane is made of a rich hardwood that is either naturally spotted or wood burned for decoration. It has a total of 9 figures carved into it. At the top there is an Eagle with a snake in its mouth and standing on a cactus with a snapping turtle below it. Next there is a soldier on one side and matador on the other.Next is a soldier with a flag on one side and a steam locomotive on the other. Next is a rider on a horse on one side and man with a sword on the other. Next is maybe a native man on on side and native woman on the other. All of these figures are how I interpret them, I may be wrong as to what they are.
The bottom tip of the cane looks like horn and has a hole in it from wear. The carvings are in high relief and are very nice.It is hard to describe how gorgeous this cane is but I know you will love it. I think it is from the late 1800s because of its rich patina. Also the depiction of the train is a very old style. The cane is very strong and heavy wood. It has some nicks in it and a few age cracks. It has nice age appropriate wear to the top where your hand would rest.
This truly is a nice older folk art cane and doesnt look like the crappy modern tourist pieces that are every where. It measures about 34 7/8 long.
The item "1800s Antique Mexican Hand Carved Folk Art Cane Eagle Soldier Train Horse" is in sale since Tuesday, January 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art".The seller is "weberj72" and is located in Rantoul, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Uruguay, Russian federation, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.