Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3167: Elephant Head Handle Walking Stick with Sterling Accents

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Rare Relief Carved Elephant Head Handle Walking Stick with Sterling Silver Accents

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Rare Relief Carved Elephant Head Handle Walking Stick with Sterling Silver Accents

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Description:

Walking sticks were very popular accessories for upper class men up through the Victorian era and were often a symbol of social status as well as potentially a defensive weapon. The only visible marking on this fine example is "STERLING" on the collar. The antique ivory handle is carved in the shape of an elephant's head with inset eyes and silver tusks. The overall length is just under 35 inches. The shaft is wood. The tip is brass.

Rating Definition:

Fine with nice detailing on the carved handle which has a mix of brown, dark brown, and cream tones as well as a filled spot on the back and some thin age cracks; attractive grain and mild dings and scratches on the shaft, aged patina and some minor dents on the silver, and dark aged patina on the tip.



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