Walking Stick

1903 (made)
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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'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Walking Stick
  • Ferrule
Materials and Techniques
Carved pear wood, silver, steel, brass
Brief Description
A man's stick, 1903, English; carved pear wood, crop handle, metal ferrule, gift from Edward VII to Col Goldsmid
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'.

Dimensions
  • Length: 94.5cm
  • Handle depth: 9.4cm
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)
Credit line
Given by Mr Ivor Montague
Object history
Presented by Edward VII to the donor's grandfather
Subjects depicted
Association
Collection
Accession Number
T.82-1982

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record createdApril 16, 2009
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