Shires Antiques is located in West Haddon, United Kingdom
Rare Georgian Dandy Walking Stick Cane C1820 Gold Plated Pommel Malacca Shaft
REF: 2101 / LA315783
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Rare Georgian gold plate and Malacca walking stick or cane. So unusual to fine these full length dandy canes as most have been cut down over the years. The pommel is gold plated and engraved, probably 22ct when this cane dates to which is around C1820. The gold is plated onto copper which has then diffused the gold into the copper with age. This method changed in the 1830's when they began to use a barrier layer between the two metals to stop the diffusion happening. Quality engraving of two swans in opposite cartouches with swags and foliage in between. The top of the cane is engraved J Hunter, Dukesfield. The Hunter family were engaged in the smelting business from 1728 to 1836, This cane was possibly owned by Isaac Hunter III 1770 to 1836, a J was often used as an I at that date, the same as f instead of s in old English script. After 3 generations the 4th Hunter became a solicitor, by this time the smelting business was in decline. The shaft is a continuous piece of Malacca, this is a fibrous wood that is inclined to bow slightly with age as this has done. The ferrule is original, large and made of brass. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
It measures 118 cm 46 1/2 inches in length, the pommel is 2.5 cm 1 inch wide and 5 cm 2 inches long.
Shires Antiques has clarified that the Rare Georgian Dandy Walking Stick Cane C1820 Gold Plated Pommel Malacca Shaft (LA315783) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being C1820
It's in excellent condition but with some signs of age and use as you'd expect at this age. Some surface marks but no damage or repairs.
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This Rare Georgian Dandy Walking Stick Cane C1820 Gold Plated Pommel Malacca Shaft is located in West Haddon, United Kingdom