Silver Elephant Walking Cane, France circa 1910
The silver crook handle is 10 cm high x 22 cm to the side x 2,5 cm thick, it depicts an elephant with ivory tusks and red glass eyes, it has tiny French silver marks. It is on top of a slender snakewood shaft with a bimetal ferrule. The O.L. is 89 cm, and without chips or cracks, only signs of usage, the condition is excellent.
An elephant represents commitment, strength, and power. The elephant attains old age and with it, wisdom and… long memory. The Elephant is considered a strong symbol of luck in Thailand. The Hindu god of wisdom and success, Ganesh, is usually depicted with an elephant's head. The elephant has been a symbol of the Republican Party of the United States ever since 1874.