This is a beautiful and distinctive antique French Gentlemans ebonised opera cane walking stick with the exquisite silver watch fashioned into the handle, dating from Circa 1880.
The watch having a decorative silvered dial and cylinder escapement. The hinged circular glass lid opens to reveal elegant Roman numerals and splendid chased floral decoration against a textured silver background.
The watch handle is directly mounted onto a very fine ebonised tempering shaft with its original brass ferrule.
It is a lovely item and as such would be appreciated by any collector of walking sticks or canes.
Complete with original key.
In excellent condition, been profesionally cleaned and polished and the watch movement serviced in our workshops. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 90 x Width 4 x Depth 4
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 2 inches x Depth 2 inches
Our reference: A2089
The numeric systemrepresented byRoman numeralsoriginated in ancient Romeand remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages.Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Roman numerals, as used today, employ seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value, as follows: I for 1; V for 5, X for 10; L for 50; C for 100; D for 500; and M for 1000.
The use of Roman numerals continued long after the decline of the Roman Empire. From the 14th century on, Roman numerals began to be replaced in most contexts by the more convenient Arabic numerals;however, this process was gradual, and the use of Roman numerals persists in some minor applications to this day.
Antiques.co.uk Ref: PGRCEKA3B
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