Cane Handle (possibly India), 19th century
De Forest and others collected bidri ware for the Western market, where stylish cane handles were popular. Bidri, a technique exclusive to Bidar, India, involved the inlaying of intricate silver into a blackened zinc alloy. In these cane handles, dark wood replaces the alloy for a similar appearance.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Anonymous Donor.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 4 × 4 cm (1 9/16 × 1 9/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Cane Handle (possibly India), 19th century; wood, inlaid silver; H x diam.: 4 × 4 cm (1 9/16 × 1 9/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1949-151-7
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.