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Silver Queen Victoria's Donkey  Walking Stick

Silver Queen Victoria's Donkey Walking Stick

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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Walking Sticks: Pre 1920: Item # 1267630

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The silver handle shows the friendly long eared animal dressed in a ringing parade harness with tassels, shells and bells. It is well modeled in high relief, hand chased and engraved in fine detail and fitted with an ebony faux sprig shaft and metal ferrule. Rarely encountered in such a beautiful quality, this charming cane survived in glorious condition and with all its original parts including a silver shield applied on the shaft with the engraved initials of its first owner under a coronet. This motif is based on Queen Victoria's favorite donkey Jocko, which pulled her chair around the grounds of Windsor castle. Her son the Prince of Wales later Edward VII had similar sticks commissioned in England and Austria. Reference can be found in the great book "Treen and other bygones by Edward Pinto". We also have a great painting of Windsor castle if you are interested! This great stick measures 35" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2". The handle itself measures 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2". There really is no collar, but the ferrule measures 3/4". A truly wonderful stick.