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Cane

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (made)

  • Date:

    1900-1924 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, gold, horn?, ebonised, carved, polished, engraved

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Winifred Williams

  • Museum number:

    T.89-1965

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cane of ebonised wood with a gold rondel and ferrule, possibly made of horn. The rondel is engraved on the side with the letters 'F.T.W.' and bears hallmarks.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (made)

Date

1900-1924 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wood, gold, horn?, ebonised, carved, polished, engraved

Marks and inscriptions

'F.T.W.'
Engraved on the shaft of the flattened knob, for donor's father Frederick Thomas Williams (1859-1943)

'JH' [within a diamond]
Engraved on the shaft of the flattened knob, makers mark

'9' [within a square with cut edges]
Engraved on the shaft of the flattened knob

'.375' [within a square with cut edges]
Engraved on the shaft of the flattened knob, for gold

Anchor sideways, within a square with cut edges
Engraved on the shaft of the flattened knob

'C' [within a square with cut edges]
Engraved on the shaft of the flattened knob

Dimensions

Length: 89,7 cm, Circumference: 11.6 cm widest part of rondel

Descriptive line

A man's cane of ebonised wood with a gold rondel and horn? ferrule, Birmingham, 1900-1924

Materials

Wood; Gold; Horn

Techniques

Carving; Ebonising; Polishing; Engraving

Categories

Woodwork; Accessories; Clothing; Metalwork; Fashion

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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