Collar - (Canes) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Collar - (Canes) The Collar is placed just at the union of the handle with the shaft, some canes had a collar encircling the cane. This ringlet is of various widths and is made of various metals, base and precious, and is meant to have the name of the owner or a dated presentation legend engraved thereon. Some canes had the collars made of horn, bone or ivory. Some collars served merely to strengthen or hide an ugly joint where the shaft was secured to the handle. Not all canes have, or needed, a collar as the handle may have been a perfect fit without it.


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