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What is this


#1

Hi All

I bought it as a walking stick or riding crop handle. Seems to be American. Dimentions are 2 1/2 inches (63 cm) long and 1 3/4 inches wide. It still has timber in the ‘hole’ and a retaining pin.

Thanks
John
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#2

John - does it carry any marks? If so, a pix or description would help.

Regards,

Uncle Vic


#3

Hi Uncle Vic

No hallmarks, just stamped “Sterling Silver”. Was told it was early 1900’s

John


#4

The words “sterling silver” mean its probably American. Many American silver makers produced novelty items such as this for other manufacturers (such as a maker of walking sticks) and did not mark the silver with their trademark, just the words “sterling silver” to denote the 92.5% silver content. So there is probably no way to ever tell who made it and when, although I’d agree with your 1900 estimate due to the design.

Regards,

Uncle Vic


#5

Thanks Uncle Vic

But what do you think it is? Seems too small to be a walking stick handle and the hole in the end would be a little less than 1/2 inch. Do you think Riding Crop? Swager Stick?

John


#6

Could be, or maybe on an umbrella?

Uncle Vic


#7

Hi Uncle Vic

Good point, could be.

Thanks for all that

John