Rare 19th Century Zulu Wars Wirework Prestige Stick, South Africa

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An exceptional 19th century Zulu wirework prestige stick. This beautiful and exceedingly rare object would have been owned by a person of very high rank and status. The staff is decorated throughout with fine brass and copper wire decoration.

The finial of the stick is inlaid with wirework and a small brass tack is embedded in the Summit, making the round top resemble a Zulu wirework snuff box.

This stick was de-accessioned by the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. It is believed that this very stick was acquired during the Zulu wars by a British soldier that fought in the famous Battle of Isandlwana and thus makes it an exceptional find for a militaria collector or in fact anyone looking for one of the finest available examples of early Zulu craftsmanship.

Provenance: The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), United Kingdom.
Details
In the Style Of
Tribal
Place of Origin
South Africa
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
1870-1879
Materials and Techniques
Brass
Copper
Wood
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
48 in. H x 2 in. W x 1 in. D
122 cm H x 5 cm W x 3 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU104802791872
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