Antique Durham Light Infantry Drum Majors Pattern Band Mace 19th C

GBP 575.00

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Object Description

This is a superb Victorian rare silver-plated Malacca Drum Majors Pattern Band Mace, circa 1880 in date.

The mace features large ball top incorporating the pre 1902 crown, bugle horn and number ’68’, indicating the 1st Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry.

The ball top with crown has all the associated fittings in heavy silver-plate, all mounted on a tapering malacca shaft with chain adornment

A truly beautiful piece that would make a fine addition to any antique collection.

In excellent condition with only mino signs of use commensurate with age, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the mace displays beautifully.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 107 x Width 12 x Depth 12

Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 6 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches

Malacca wood
rare and exotic also known as “King of canes” was the most commonly used material in making the cane shafts where the standard grip was rounded and metallic. Today, designer and collector canes have sterling silver handles, and are made with wooden shafts made from various woods, including Malacca and bamboo.

Ornate designs, such as animal heads, skulls, and various emblems may also be carved into the wooden handles; these may make them harder to wield, but some find them more attractive.

Malacca is one species of rattan found on the coast of Sumatra. Rattan palms have long, slender stems, and were perfect for fashioning walking sticks. The stem is not round, but has a ridge or spine, often called a “teardrop,” running along its length. It is very light-weight, yet strong, with no two specimens being alike. The stem is made up of links with joints or nodes at both ends like bamboo. The bark is strong, with what appears to be a satiny, natural gloss or surface glaze. Colour varies from brown to blond or reddish amber.

Our reference: A1739

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