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Auction Date: April 30, 2016

Lot 1246: Historic Gold-Quartz Inset Gold Headed Walkin

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Historic Gold-Quartz Inset Gold Headed Walking Stick with 1856 San Francisco Inscription and Jeweler Marking
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $13,000
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Serial #Historic Gold-Quartz Inset Gold Headed Walkin ManufacturerNone ModelNone
TypeOther Gauge Catalog Page124
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DescriptionMeasuring 36 inches in length, with an iron tip, a one inch thick hardwood shaft and a gold head (14k-18k?) with octagonal side flats and a flat top stamped with the markings of Braverman & Levy, San Francisco jewelers. The sides are decorated with scroll engraving, with alternating panels of a miner out in the fields and the inscription "F. Bonacina/To T.M. Janes/San Francisco/June 19th 1856". On top of the head is an inset with a faceted high concentration polished gold quartz ore. Historical records show a T.M. Janes as a trustee of the Sacramento Gas Company and a Treasurer and California Agent with Wells Fargo in 1856. F. Bonacina shows up as a Secretary with the West Vancouver Commercial Company based in San Francisco during the relevant time period.

ConditionVery fine overall, with some mild scuffs and varnish loss on the shaft and light handling marks overall. Markings are all sharp. Gold quartz is excellent.
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