Walking-stick

Object Number: 
1916.13
Date: 
1836-1860
Medium: 
Wood, bone, silver, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 87.3 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraving: on top of handle: "A T Reed" engraving: on shaft: "Com. O.H. Perry's Victory/Lake Erie. Sept. 10th AD. 1813." engraving: on shaft: "We have met the enemy/and they are ours" engraving: on shaft: "Taken from the flag ship/Lawrence, March 5th A
Description: 
Cane with tapered straight shaft and irregular bone knob handle with a silver plaque on top; short faceted section with three silver plaques with inscriptions; silver eyelet and collar; long metal ferrule, metal band near the ferrule.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane was used by Abijah Reed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roswell Skeel, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group