January 24th & 25th, 2024 Collectors' Passion
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/24/2024
Walking stick created by a confederate prisoner of war held at Camp Chase Ohio, June 4th 1862. This cane relates to a known group of canes which were carved in a very specific manner by the Southern prisoners held at camp Chase during the Civil war. This example includes an 8 headed serpent, initials for Gen. Lee and others, geometric 8 sided conical handle, some polychrome decoration, and fanciful animals bellow: snake, birds, turtle, etc. "From early 1862 to mid 1863 numerous walking sticks with shared design elements were produced by these prisoners of war. Almost all have a cylindrical or conical grip above a faceted segment with relief carved block text usually including the date and Camp Chase location". (See Camp Chase Walking Stick Colonial Williamsburg Object #1993.708.4) Includes initials for Gen. Lee and others. June 4, 1862. Appx 32-1/4" L Provenance: Property from the Estate of Marjorie and Robert L. Hirschhorn. Purchased at Cowan's Auction July 11, 2010 Lot 219 $2,700 hammer.
Confederate POW Cane Carved Camp Chase OH. 1862
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,120.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, January 25, 2024.
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