510. Malacca Walking Stick with Tau Shaped Horn Handle Dated 1904


Malacca Walking Stick with Cow Horn Handle and embossed silver collar and mounts with shield shaped vacant cartouche.

Complete with later rubber ferrule.

 

Mark of Thomas Dowes. Assayed in Birmingham 1904.

 

Condition: Good condition with nice patination on wood, few age related dents to silver.

 

Length: 35.75" (91cm). Width of handle: 4.75" (12cm).

  

Malacca a brife account: During the 19th Century Malacca was referred to as the "King of Canes" it is one species of rattan found in the coast of Sumatra. Rattan palms have long slender stems and were perfect for fashioning walking sticks. The stem is not round but has a ridge often called a "teardrop" running along its length, it is very light-weight but strong, with no two specimens alike. Colour varies from brown to blond to a reddish amber.

This is a very nice example offered in good condition.
 

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