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


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.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
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    H 48 in. x W 2 in. x D 1 in.

    H 121.92 cm x W 5.08 cm x D 2.54 cm

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    New York, NY
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