A Late 19thC Sterling Silver-topped Walking Stick; Hallmarked Frank Brasted, London, 1896


Origin: English
Period: Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1896
Length: 33 inches
Handle Length: 3 inches

The richly patinated cane, probably maple, with a silver topped curved handle, and a later rubber foot. The top has signs of use, with various knocks and dints, but overall a charming, well used object.

Walking sticks, while innocuous looking objects at first sight, can also be decently employed to effectively fend off ruffians, or to gaily swing as one perambulates through the town, or even to generously retrieve a child's toy from a stream. All in all; an attractive, but also very useful, gentleman's accessory.