Walking-stick

Walking-stick
Title
Walking-stick
Date 
ca. 1842
Medium 
Wood, silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 33 x 1 1/4 in. ( 83.8 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Tapering wooden cane with eyelet and engraved silver plaques
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Francis Rogers
Object Number 
1949.249
Marks 
Engraved: on second plaque: "by Abraham Powell April 7th 1842" Engraved: on first plaque: "Presented to Commodore Charles Stewart" Engraved: on third plaque [missing] Engraved: on fourth plaque: "and the cane a piece of her prize the CYANE"
Gallery Label 
The cane was made from a part of the frigate CYANE which was captured by the British frigate CONSTITUTION on February 20, 1815 during the War of 1812.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group