Seller: regentantiquesuk (2,813) 100%, Location: London N4 1BX, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283699065908 OUR LONDON SHOWROOMS OPEN MON to FRI 10am - 5pm And Alternate Saturdays Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Antique German Hand Painted Porcelain Pommel Walking Stick Cane 19th C This is a magnificent and decorative antique German hand-painted porcelain mounted walking cane, circa 1880 in date. This splendid walking cane has a superb tau shaped hand-painted porcelain handle in the manner of Messein porcelain featuring a beautifully dressed woman holding flowers among a naturalistic landscape within a detailed gilt frame with foliate motifs. The sturdy and very fine hardwood tapering shaft is complete with its original and highly attractive wrist grasp as well as the silvered ferrule for ease of use. It is a truly lovely item which exudes the utmost in elegance and distinguished style and as such would be appreciated by any collector of walking canes. Condition: In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 83 x Width 1.5 x Depth 1.5 Width 9.5Dimensions in inches: Height 32.7 x Width 0.6 x Depth 0.6 Width 3.7 Meissen porcelain or Meissen china was the first European hard-paste porcelain. Early experiments were done in 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. After his death that October, Johann Friedrich Böttger continued von Tschirnhauss work and brought porcelain to the market, financed by Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony. The production of porcelain in the royal factory at Meissen, near Dresden, started in 1710 and attracted artists and artisans to establish, arguably, the most famous porcelain manufacturer known throughout the world. Its signature logo, the crossed swords, was introduced in 1720 to protect its production; the mark of the swords is reportedly the one of the oldest trademarks in existence. In English Dresden porcelain was once the usual term for these wares, especially the figures; this is due to the fact that Meissen is geographically not far from Dresden and is the Saxon capital. Part of a tea and chocolate service, c. 1725, given to Vittorio Amadeo II, King of Sardinia (1666-1732) by Augustus the Strong, owner of the Meisssen factory Meissen remained the dominant European porcelain factory, and the leader of stylistic innovation, until somewhat overtaken by the new styles introduced by the French Sèvres factory in the 1760s, but has remained a leading factory to the present day. Among the developments pioneered by Meissen are the porcelain figurines, and the introduction of European decorative styles to replace the imitation of Asian decoration of its earliest wares. Our reference: 09942 Image gallery Take a tour of our London showrooms Write to us: Regent Antiques Manor Warehouse 318 Green Lanes London N4 1BX By Underground: Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. By road: There is car parking available on site. Payment Pay with your credit card through PayPal. Please make all cheques payable to "Regent Antiques." Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11 Shipping and returns We ship worldwide. Postage and packing for: Mainland UK: FREE European Union: £25.00 North America: £30.00 (Please note that this is in Pounds Sterling, not US Dollars) Rest of world: £35.00 If you require shipping to a location for which a shipping charge is not provided, please ask for a quote prior to bidding. Williams and Hill Forwarding is our preferred shipping agent for our valuable and fragile furniture items delivered within the UK. After you purchase, we will make all the arrangements to get your item to your door. Stephen Morris Shipping is our preferred specialist for delivery outside of the UK. Increased shipping costs incurred when purchasing additional items are generally quite low. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply. In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item. The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition. Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses. Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.