Cane/walking stick handles – Brittania alloy

Britannia alloy was first manufactured in Great Britain, hence the name, and can be easily cast in sand, plaster of Paris, metal or rubber molds. It is typically used in pewter containers holding food where lead- free service is required, and because of its bright color, often utilized for low cost cane handles and knobs.

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French cane with a large figural metal handle, Malacca shaft, metal ferrule, two eyelets and braided loop. 6” high and 6-1/2” wide handle is well modeled to depict the bust of a woman. She wears a blouse with a frilled and wide décolleté with head under a large lace hat with knotted ribbon. Middle of the 19th century and good fashion document of the time. Overall length 38-1/2”. The handle has some similarities with a Britannia alloy but appears harder and brighter.

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For antique cane and walking stick enthusiasts