This is a beautifully carved unbrella handle made of organic material bone horn - white yellow ivory color. Here is a beautiful umbrella / walking stick from 1916. It has an elegant handle that is carved from an organic material.
Not sure what - maybe bone, horn... It is 103 years old - it is not plastic. It is white / yellow / ivory color. There is a gold band around the top with the name W.
Marks 12-25-16 (maybe 15) in the inscription. The detail is facinating of two horse heads. The carvings have smooth texture and great detail giving every indication that this was done elegantly and for someone with great wealth.
It is from the Cleveland, Ohio area and these were the years where Standard Oil and the Cleveland area had some of the greatest wealth in America on Millionaires Row - Euclid Avenue. The horses carved into the handle are about 5 inches long, 1 1/2 inches high and about 1 inch thick. Solid, no damage - although you can see fine lines in the horse features and some light wear on the detail of the horse hair and light cracking on the baclk side by the hair.It has 2 very small holes in it. One is the size of a small bb, the other is about 1/4 inch. Although you probably wouldn't be using it in the rain / sun. There is a tag sewn inside the umbrella that says "Made of Nylon 14".
Otherwise, no other markings noted. This is part of a collection of 50 years that is being liquidated - best things last - over the next few days.
Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Wow 1916 UMBRELLA Carved HORSE 5 In Organic Bone Horn Cleveland OH Walking Stick" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Umbrellas & Parasols". The seller is "vmt7" and is located in Mentor, Ohio.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.