Six Edwardian and Later Specialty Walking Sticks
Snuff Mull Walking Stick, the grip handle a horn snuff mull with hinged silver cap and mounts hallmarked Birmingham, 1912-1913, John Grinsell & Sons, with malacca shaft and horn tip, l. 36".
Snuff Box Walking Stick, the pommel handle a brass navette-shaped snuffbox, the hinged lid stamped "Simon Ettle / Oldland Common / NR. Bristol / 1908", with stained bamboo shaft and brass tip, l. 36".
Sword Walking Stick, the pommel handle withdrawing to reveal a steel blade of square section, the handle and shaft composed of used matchsticks, with horn tip, l. 37-1/2".
Blackthorn Walking Stick, with integral crook handle, the shaft with a flat-head nail driven through and wrapped around, the tip lacking, l. 35".
Ear Trumpet Walking Stick, the grip handle a brass "London Horn" ear trumpet with gutta percha ear tip, with malacca shaft and brass tip, l. 35-1/2".
Horse Measuring Walking Stick, the integral crook handle fitted with a silverplate-capped extending boxwood measuring stick calibrated in hands and centimeters on opposing sides (9.3 hands/99 cm to 16.2 hands/168 cm), with extending brass right angle set with a spirit level, with bamboo shaft and brass tip, l. 36" (extending to 64").
Provenance: Estate of John Elliot Bradshaw, Houston, Texas.