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Walking stick

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved pear wood, silver, steel, brass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Ivor Montague

  • Museum number:

    T.82-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The stick is made of pear wood, with a crop handle and steel tipped brass ferrule. The stick is carved in shallow relief with false knots, and the date '1903' above the Royal Arms 'ER VII' in monogram and the national plants of England (rose), Scotland (thistle) and Ireland (shamrock) and winding ivy. The relief carving is set against a rouletted ground.

The handle has been stamped 'BALMORAL' in two places, to either side of which are also stamped Maltese crosses, and bears a silver mount inscribed 'COLONEL ALBERT E W GOLDSMID FROM EDWARD VII'.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1903 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved pear wood, silver, steel, brass

Marks and inscriptions

'1903 / ER VII'
Date and monogram carved onto walking stick, for Edward VII

'BALMORAL'
stamped in two places

'COLONEL ALBERT E W GOLDSMID FROM EDWARD VII'
Inscribed on the silver mount

Dimensions

Length: 94.5 cm, Depth: 9.4 cm handle

Object history note

Presented by Edward VII to the donor's grandfather

Descriptive line

A man's stick, 1903, English; carved pear wood, crop handle, metal ferrule, gift from Edward VII to Col Goldsmid

Materials

Pearwood; Silver; Steel; Brass

Techniques

Hand carving

Subjects depicted

Monograms; Shamrock; Thistle; Ivy; Tudor roses

Categories

Woodwork; Fashion; Accessories; Royalty; Men's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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