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Walking stick 1860

RCIN 35955

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Partridge wood walking stick with an ivory knob handle carved with four hounds attacking a fox around the side; with an engine turned gold collar with gold loop threaded with a black silk tasseled cord.

Prince Albert's walking sticks incorporate a wide range of materials, styles and nationalities, many of which reflect his other artistic interests as well as his travels. This stick, mounted in ivory with a scene of hounds pursuing a fox, is typical of the detailed ivory carving produced in Germany and Austria in the nineteenth century.

Inscribed: Coburg Octr 1860

Text adapted from Victoria & Albert: Art & Love, London, 2010