Victorian Hallmarked Repousse Silver 1895 Ivory Walking Cane W/ Vacant Cartouche
Victorian Silver Walking Cane
This victorian walking cane a solid carved ivory handle with the addition of a hallmarked repousse silver collar
The collar is hallmarked for -
J.H - Jonathan Howell
The lovely collar holds a vacant cartouche
With a simple but sturdy malacca cane shaft which is finished with the addition of a metal ferrule end, ready for use
The cane measures 91cm long with a 12cm wide handle and a 2.25cm diameter shaft
The cane weighs 325 grams
Early in the 20th century, Malacca was referred to as the “King of Canes.” Malacca is one species of rattan (Calamus Ascipionum) found on the coast of Sumatra. Rattan palms have long, slender stems, and were perfect for the making of walking sticks. The stem is not round but has a ridge or spine, often called a “tear-drop,” running along its length.
Very light-weight, yet very strong, With a good flex for comfortable walking yet like a bamboo unbreakable.
With no two specimens being alike. The stem is made up of links with joints or nodes at both ends like bamboo but is not hollow like bamboo. The bark is strong, with what appears to be a satiny, natural gloss or surface glaze. Colour varies from brown to blond or reddish amber.
In good used condition chips and hairline cracking to handle which doesnt affect the use, all solid.