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Horn-Handled Toledo Sword Cane
- Measurements: overall length 35 5/8”
- Medium: steel, bronze, wood, horn, ebony
- Inscriptions: blade marked “Toledo”
The knobby handle, crafted of translucent horn, appears to sit atop the ebonised shaft, but with the push of a button on the bronze collar, it is revealed to be the hilt of a deadly Toledo steel sword.
Source: Copyright: © 2014 M.S. Rau Antiques
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Władysław Szerner (Polish, 1836-1915).
Graduated from the Warsaw Fine Arts School, he continued the education at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts (since 1865). Friends with the notable Polish painter Józef Brandt, he was an amateur of the style and a follower of the historical works of Brandt. Their ateliers were adiacent to each other and Szerner was often borrowing props from his friend’s well-known collection (containing historical clothing, armour and accessories), attaining a high level of realism in his paintings.
He specialized in hunting, genre and war scenes (mostly episodes from the times of the 17th-century Polish-Swedish wars or the various skirmishes with Tatars and Cossacks); often painted motifs from Kraków province or the region inhabitated by Hutsuls (pol. Huculszczyzna, ukr. Гуцу́льщина), where he often traveled. During the years 1874-1909 he belonged to the Kunstverein München association and had participated in many of its exhibitions. Nowadays most of his works belong to private collections.
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