01-03-2015, 07:42 PM
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And yes, it's in my den.

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 01-03-2015, 07:44 PM
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  • chamm
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Ever tried to use it? Consider re-knotting? If it's part of your collection, the original knot might be nice, but I don't imagine it's useable like that is it?

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 01-03-2015, 07:45 PM
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And sterling silver, no doubt. What's it's history? My guess is that it was atop a "gentleman's" cane?

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 01-03-2015, 07:45 PM
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  • chamm
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Also, what kind of hair is it? It looks like Scotsman. :-D

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 01-03-2015, 07:48 PM
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Looks like it would have a bit of backbone with a slight hint of scratch...but if you overload the brush it might have a slightly softer face feel. All joking aside its a beautiful piece nicely detailed.

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 01-03-2015, 07:49 PM
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(01-03-2015, 07:45 PM)evnpar Wrote: And sterling silver, no doubt. What's it's history? My guess is that it was atop a "gentleman's" cane?

Never thought of that! But my guess is that it was originally made to serve as a brush handle.

No provenance. Snatched it up on eBay. It was poorly described and a friend put me onto it. I've searched but never found any image of or reference to a similar brush

Yes, it's stamped "Sterling".

This knot is about 16mm, presumably horse hair.

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 01-05-2015, 04:49 AM
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It might be worth re-knotting. With the long handle it could make an interesting bowl-lathering brush.

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