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Inscription

"Iohn Billing 1704" (engraved on silver band between handle and shaft)

Provenance

By tradition, originally belonged to John Billing, an innkeeper of Watertown or Roxbury, Massachusetts, whose name is engraved on the ferrule; descended in his family to Percival Gilbert of Boston; purchased from Mr Gilbert in 1978.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Cane

about 1704

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Overall: 84.8 cm (33 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.393

Medium or Technique

Beech, ivory, silver, brass, iron

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Wood Carvings / Turnings