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

  • 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
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU104802791872
About the Seller

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Located in New York, NY

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