Classic Canes Decorated pill box cane, hardwood shaft
A formal cane with a secret: the beautifully decorated handle is discreetly hinged, opening to reveal a secret pill box compartment. The top of the cane features a colour illustration of a courting couple in the style of the 18th century: in a bucolic setting, the woman in her pink dress is being presented with a posy of flowers by her admirer, himself in knee britches, a blue waistcoat and a flowing cloak. The R925 silver handle is ornamented with acanthus-style decorations. The lacquered brown hardwood shaft is elegantly tapered, and is fitted with a smart brass ferrule. Overall height 92cm.
HALLMARK EXPLANATION: The Italian-made handle is hallmarked ‘R925’: the European hallmark for silver that has been applied in a layer over a moulded head. The R stands for ‘rivestito’, Italian for ‘covered’. The ‘925’ means that the metal used contains at least 925 parts pure silver to each 1000 parts. European ‘925 silver’ is the same quality of silver that in the UK is referred to as ‘sterling silver’.