A fine Malacca cane walking stick with an ivory crook handle, dated 1885.
This cane with provenance has a repousse hallmarked sterling silver collard. To the outer side of the collar is a large shield containing the script, "TO R.E. DEANE ESQ M.D. DEC 25th 1885".
The ivory crook handle shows a warm age patina and is in exceptional condition. The shaft is a teardrop Malacca cane, showing a deep honey colour to its surfaces and darker mottling throughout.
The base is tipped with a well used brass and iron ferrule.
A fine cane with good research potential.