The “Lion” cane, a men’s gift. Lion is called the king of animals, it is one of the most common symbols of strength and greatness for thousands of years. General symbolics: divine, solar energy (symbol of fire and the Sun), royal power, strength, courage, wisdom, justice, patronage, protection.
In 2012, a two-day auction of “Legends of Hollywood”, arranged by the auction house Julien’s Auctions, ended in Beverly Hills. The items belonging to Charlie Chaplin became the central lots – his famous cane cost an unknown buyer 42 thousand dollars.
A cane made of wood is a convenient and functional accessory for a man. The stick of a cane is the carved head of a lion. The cane trunk is divided into two wooden and three metal parts. Metal parts are decorated with handmade engraving. The master cut a thin layer of metal from the surface creating a pattern on them. He has to work using a microscope, it is a delicate and painstaking work requiring concentration and patience. The upper part of the cane is decorated with inlaid transparent stones. All metal elements are polished to a mirror shine. This is necessary to cover them with a layer of precious gold.
The cane is packed in a stylish wooden gift box and is ready for presenting. Masters of Zlatoust are suppliers of decorative items for the main residence of the President of Russia — the Kremlin. Handwork of Zlatoust masters, metal turners and engravers, the “Lion” cane is a luxurious version of a VIP gift for a man — a leader, colleague, business partner for an anniversary, birthday, general or personal holiday.