1956.0055.003 Walking Stick
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Walking stick (Cane)

  • Category:

    Wood (other)

  • Place of Origin:

    North America and Europe

  • Date:

    1793

  • Materials:

    Wood; Ivory; Silver; Copper; Iron

  • Techniques:

    Engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1956.0055.003


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Object Number

1956.0055.003

Object Name

Walking stick (Cane)

Category

Wood (other)

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Place of Origin

North America and Europe

Origin Notes

The cane wood element originated in Malaysia or Sumatra, the ivory is African elephant, the copper sheet is probably American or possibly English, and the silver is probably a North American, New England silversmith's repair. [AWagner 7/2015]

Date

1793

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Silver collar, upper portion of shaft; "Jonathan Gage 1793" engraved in script.
2. Inscription; Copper conical sleeve; traces of notation and words for music, engraved

Materials

Wood; Ivory; Silver; Copper; Iron

Techniques

Engraved

Construction Description

Copper sleeve at lower end of stick is not original to the piece. The copper sheet bears traces of an engraved musical score with words and was originally used for printing music.

Dimensions (inches)

44.094 (L) , 1.024 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

112 (L) , 2.6 (Diam)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] LeFever, Gregory. 08//2010 Walking Sticks. Early American Life Magazine. XLI (No. 4): 6-19.
Published: p. 17, right.