Jewel walking stick, France 1870.
Walking stick. The handle is craftsmanship, made out of silver and vermeil. The ring is silver, chiseled, with golden arches and small spheres. A golden filigree cord underlines the beginning of the handle itself. It shows the three Graces, semi-dressed with a peplum that reveals partially the nudity. Three different poses: combing the hairs, adjusting the peplum, and picking fruit. Three vermeil columns divide the scene. The top is again separated by a golden filigree cord and shows a work of chisel with leaves pattern, over which are the golden initials: G L, chiseled as well. Rattan wood shaft. France 1870 ca.
35” – 89 CM H 1,5” – 4 CM L 1,5” – 4 CM D