DESCRIPTION :- ORIGINAL VERY RARE UNIQUE AND UNUSUAL TO FIND TRENCH ART HAND CARVED WALKING STICK WITH A DOUBLE HEAD HANDLE. CARVED BY MAJOR GEORGE TEMPLER, THE HANDLE SHOWS TWO GEORGIAN MEN ONE HAPPY THE NIGHT BEFORE ONE LOOKING A BIT WEARY THE MORNING AFTER.
BOTH THE HEADS HAVE A QUOTE CARVED UNDER THEM, THE CARVING SAYS: Evening diversions, morning reflections. Almora white thorn carved by Major George Templer. THE STICK IS MADE FROM THE ALMORAH WHITE THORN. ALMORAH IS THE NAME OF THE MILITARY British Army CEMETERY IN St HELIER ON THE ISLAND OF JERSEY. THE ISLAND HAS HAD A ARMY GARRISON/BASE ON THE ISLAND SINCE THE LATE 14th CENTURY.
WHAT IS INTERESTING IS THAT THE WOOD IS FROM A MILITARY CEMETERY AND IT WAS CARVED BY A MAJOR WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE IN THE EARLY 19th CENTURY. THERE IS A HOLE ON TOP OF THE STICK HANDLE measuring 16mm in diameter and approx 10mm deep.
I THINK MAYBE THERE COULD HAVE BEEN A COMPASS OR BADGE/BUTTON INSERTED. Has a brass ferrule band on the bottom of the stick. GREAT DISPLAY PIECE MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO A STICK STAND.ITEM CONDITION :- HAS BEEN LEFT IN AS FOUND CONDITION, HAS NO REPAIRS MAJOR CRACKS OR DENTS BUT HAS WEAR COMMENSURATE WITH AGE. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favourites list. HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. Please take time to read the description and our sales terms. I try to describe items as accurately as possible, and would ask that buyers read listings and pictures carefully, emailing any queries you may have. I will do my upmost to keep every customer happy.
It only shows up under uv light and in no way damages or devalues the item. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN! The item "ANTIQUE Georgian CARVED THORN DOUBLE HEAD Almorah Jersey Army Major St Helier" is in sale since Friday, December 4, 2020.
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