A very attractive formal cane that would make the perfect accessory for a day at the races. The handle is elaborately detailed: four horses with flowing manes and tails are depicted in low relief around the sides of the handle. The top of the handle shows ten hoof prints, and seven lucky horseshoes adorn the collar of the cane (do not be fooled by those who think a horseshoe is only lucky if the prongs face upwards, and that downward-facing prongs allow the luck to ‘run out’; many equestrian enthusiasts know that upward-facing prongs mean the Devil can sit in the arc of the shoe, not to be encouraged!). The black hardwood shaft is elegantly tapered and is fitted with a smart, brass ferrule to complete the formal appearance. Overall height 92cm. Not suitable for heavy or orthopaedic use.
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’.