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Family-owned and family-run Johnson City Tennessee auction business for 25 years. Selling antiques and collectables for 38 years. Kimball M. Sterling, Inc. was founded and is owned by Kimball and Victoria Sterling, time and again, they have laid solid claim to world-wide attention and renown with an...Read more
Feb 22, 2023 - Mar 12, 2023
Selection of fine canesKimball Sterling email@example.com
-Ca. 1900 -A Giggerl is essentially a crop and short type of whip generally without a lash from the kind used in horse riding and part of the family of tools known as horse whips. -The greater part of the crops comes with 6” to 8” straight handles with baleen core and stitched luxurious leather coverings, thickens at one end with silver knobs to prevent from slipping through the rider’s hand. The handles terminate on the other end with matched silver collars to extend in slender and stubby malacca shafts, some fitted with quirts, a short, flexible piece of thickly braided leather with two wide pieces of leather at the end, which makes a loud crack when it strikes an animal or object. They inflict more noise than pain. -Notable are the individually designed silver knobs with delicate decorations, engravings and personalizing initials. When available and clear, the hallmarks offers great help for exact identification of the maker and manufacturing dates. -That said, the interesting clue is here the attributed name “Gigerl”, which is namely a Viennese vainglorious, self-satisfied man marked by excessive complacency who dresses extreme fashionably. -“To be giggle, that’s great, not everyone can be gigerl!” sang the whole world and wore wide trousers, pointed shoes, short jackets, buttoned boots and high corner collars. The Gigerl of Vienna loved women and good wine and was addicted to his “Gigerl” in the hand! Gigerltum was the big fashion back then. -This singular collection was formed over long decades of patience and perseverance and, and is an exquisite relic of Viennese culture. Every single “Gigerl” celebrates the Imperial Capital, the birthplaces of modernity at the beginning of the last century. -$2,500-$3,500
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