251. Malacca Walking Stick Silver Collar Chester 1924

Edwardian Malacca Walking Stick with Bone Crook Handle with silver tip and collar, dated 1924.


Mark of WM for William Lewis, London Assay Chester 1924.


Condition: Good condition with nice patination on wood, no losses.


Length: 35.25" (89.5cm).



Malacca a brief 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.