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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 503

    A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED MALACCA WALKING STICK

    LONDON, 1777, MAKER'S MARK CB, POSSIBLY FOR CHRISTOPHER BINGER

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED MALACCA WALKING STICK
    LONDON, 1777, MAKER'S MARK CB, POSSIBLY FOR CHRISTOPHER BINGER
    Tapering with a gold-mounted pommel, engraved with initials, with a metal tip, marked near rim
    42 in. (108 cm.) high


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    Christopher Binger entered his first mark in 1771, working in Windmill Street in Tottenham. By 1773, he is recorded as working as goldworker at the same address.

    This is possibly the stick visible in a portrait of the young Alleyne FitzHerbert, painted circa 1777 in the style of a Grand Tour artist, depicting FitzHerbert standing beside a Roman Tomb with the Arch of Septimus Severus beyond. Another stick, mounted in silver and with the Royal monogram GR, remains in the FitzHerbert collection at Tissington, and was given to Alleyne FitzHerbert by King George III in 1787 to commemorate his appointment as Chief Secretary for Ireland in November of that year.

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