1700s Walking Cane with Stag Horn and Silver Plate | Early 18th Century
Here we have an amazing 18th century stag horn cane with a sliver name plate. When you grab hold of this beauty and look a the long ferrule at the base, you can't help but imagine the English gent meandering down the way, getting a sturdy grip between the cobblestones. I love how the carving of the hardwood shaft looks like bamboo. When you grab hold, you'll know immediately it's not bamboo. The patina is absolutely perfect, and tells a story that spans the centuries.
The rare English stag cane comes out of the estate of an antique cane collector in Illinois. Based on research, the cane was likely made in the early 1700s. I can't make out the name on the silver plate. "E." something? There is a silver ringed hole, likely used for a strap.
The stag day cane stands just over 36", and the diameter of the handle is just over 1". The ferrule measures over 4 1/2". As stated above, there is patina everywhere. There is a hairline crack above one of the silver strap holes. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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Hands down, the oldest cane I've ever owned. If only it could talk. Unreal.