Shires Antiques is located in West Haddon, United Kingdom
Rare 1768 Georgian Walking Stick Cane 22ct Gold Pommel Malacca Shaft
REF: 2117 / LA316949
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This is a really rare Georgian Malacca wood and 22 ct Gold Dandy walking stick or cane. The gold has the London hallmark with the date letter for 1768, 252 years old. The makers mark is worn but through an eye glass it looks to be that of John Horsley who was working in London at this time. The gold pommel is decorated with repousse decoration with a cartouche to the top engraved with The Leigh of Stoneleigh family crest. With the hallmark date it is more than likely that the cane was owned by the 5th Baron, Edward Leigh 1742 - 1786 of Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire. The Leigh family were first coranated as Barons in 1643 to 1786 and again in 1839 which continues to this day. Mounted onto a strong Malacca shaft this cane has a really elegant feel to it. Stunning for a cane that over 250 years old. Still retains it's original brass and steel ferrule which is in good order. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
It measures 97 cm 38 1/8 inches in length, the pommel is 2.9 cm 1 1/8 inches wide and 5.4 cm 2 1/8 inches long.
Shires Antiques has clarified that the Rare 1768 Georgian Walking Stick Cane 22ct Gold Pommel Malacca Shaft (LA316949) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1768
It's in excellent condition but with some signs of age and use as you'd expect at this age. The gold has some dinks to the repousse high points around the top as you can see in the pictures but is generally in good order considering it's age. The gold eyelet surounds both have some missing pieces. It's unusual to find these actually made in gold as it's such a soft metal which explains the loss. The shaft is excellent with no damage or repairs just light surface marks from age and use.
UK recorded sign for postage £8 International sign for £20
This Rare 1768 Georgian Walking Stick Cane 22ct Gold Pommel Malacca Shaft is located in West Haddon, United Kingdom