1981 Royal Wedding Prince of Wales Silver Walking Cane


A very finely made 1981 hallmarked Silver Gilt topped Walking Cane that has the Prince of Wales decoration and motto to the pommel and was likely a wedding present intended for Prince (now King) Charles.
The walking stick is made out of walnut wood, with a nice flame and is topped by a very solid cast Sterling silver (925) pommel that has been chased with Prince of Wales's feathers in Gothic arcading and with the royal motto, 'ICH DIEN' (I Serve). The dimpled background has gilded finish. The silver is hallmarked with the London Assay mark and the date stamp of 1981. The maker’s mark is that of Cornelius Joshua Vander, of St Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London. The ferrule, at the bottom, is made of horn. The walking cane is in near mint condition, with a little age toning to the silver.
The Prince of Wales design seems to have been inspired by the cane that was made for Prince Albert (son of Queen Victoria), who became Edward VII and is in the Royal Collection. It was made by the Alfred Clark, a recognised very high quality silversmith and retailer to Royalty. Given the hallmark date, it was most likely made as a present for Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s Wedding.
C J Vander Ltd was founded 1886 and their products sought after as they renowned for their quality and beauty.
Size: 4 x 89.5 cm (1 5/8 x 35 ¼ inches)
Weight: 365g