469. Superb Carved Fruitwood Walking Cane by Brigg Ivory Pistol Grip 1898


THOMAS BRIGG & SONS WALKING CANE

A Superb Example of Hand Carved Fruitwood Walking Cane by renowned maker Thomas Brigg & Sons.

The grained Ivory Pistol form grip handle above a silver collar, hallmarked London 1898. Complete with its original bi-metal ferrule.

Condition: Good original condition with no imperfections.

Length: (entire) 33” (84cm).

Brief History Thomas Brigg:

Thomas Brigg & Sons were established in 1836 at No. 23 St. James’s Street London as manufacturers finest umbrellas, walking sticks and hunting crops, a stones throw from the Famous Swaine Adeney producers of Walking Canes, Umbrellas and leather goods.

During the Second World War, Brigg & Sons lost its Paris shop when France was occupied. Back home in London, help was at hand from Swaine 7 Adeney, the two firms joined forces mid-war in February 1943 to form Swaine Adeney Brigg & Sons Limited. Their store became well known for the supply of equestrian goods which are still made to-day.

During the late 18th Century, Royal tradesmen begandisplaying the Royal Arms on their premises and stationery. Queen Victoria ensured Royal Warrants gained the prestige they enjoy to-day. During her sixty four year reign the Queen and her family granted more than 2000 Royal Warrants, eight times as many as the Queens uncle George IV.

In 1893, Thomas Brigg & Sons received its first Royal Appointment from Her Maesty Queen Victoria and became the first umbrella maker ever to be honoured with an appointment. Further Royal Appointments were also bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Victoria and also by His Majesty Edward VI with the last bestowed by HRH The Prince of Wales. 
 

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