Fine Quality French Polished Heavy Gauge Blonde Malacca Walking Cane with Highly Decorative Embossed Silver Grip, made by renowned English Stick Maker Charles Feldman.
The circular silver knopped grip above a tapering turned Malacca tapering shaft complete with its original unusual bovine ferrule, which is a little worn.
Mark of Feldman Brothers and Charles Feldman.
London Assay mark for 1908.
Condition: Good condition with nice surface patination, few small character dents to silver handle area. Nice clear silver markings,
* This is a very nice example of a straight “usable” firm and strong stick suitable for a Lady or Gentleman.
Length: 35.5” (90cm). Length of Silver grip: 3.5” (9cm).
Shipped to Holladay, Utah, USA.
*Tip, when deciding to purchase a Walking Stick on-line, always check the dimensions especially its length. Many antique ones offered nowadays can vary a lot in length, remember some of these were custom made for clients in the past.
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 in Western Indonesia. 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.