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    A Beautiful Gold Handled California Presentation Cane with Two Gold Quartz Inlays. Finely engraved on both sides of the handle: "Presented to Hon. D. M. Burens Secretary of State / By the employees of his Department Jan. 8th, 1883." Republican politician Daniel M. Burns served as California Secretary of State from 1880 - 1883. The date on this cane suggests that it was given to him as a remembrance as he prepared to leave office. In California the Secretary of State is the chief elections officer as well as custodian of the state archives.

    This classic cane features two oval inlays of gold quartz. Set into the "knee" is a richly multicolored example measuring ½" by ¾". On the end of the handle is a white and gold example measuring 2/3" by ¾". The gold quartz specimens are flawless and the overall condition of the cane is beautiful. An outstanding representative example of the type. Length 34".


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