Walking-stick

Object Number: 
1916.15
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Wood, probably malacca; ivory, gold, brass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. ( 90.2 x 8.6 cm )
Description: 
Cane with slightly tapered, wooden shaft (partially painted) with a gold collar decorated with a stamped scroll and punched decoration; L-shaped ivory handle with a small, carved, ruffled band; wide brass band secures cracked handle; metal ferrule.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this cane was used by Octavius B. Frothingham, given by his widow to George Ripley and given by his widow to Gordon Lester Ford.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Worthington C. Ford, through Mrs. Roswell Skeel, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group