Golf Club Sport Trophy, Silver System Walkingstick. Austria, 1912
The handle has been modelled to imitate a golf club, it is 7 cm high x 8,5 to the side x 1,5cm at his widest. One of the sides is marked and dated WR NEWSTADT – ZOLKIEW 1/III – 5/IV 1912. Two cities of the Austrian Empire. At the other side, it is personalized with the signatures of three members of the event, the calligraphy extraordinary engraved on the silver, by the collar are the Austrian maker’s marks. Exotic wood for the shaft and a metal ferrule, the O.L. is 89 cm. without chips or cracks, only minimal traces of wear, the condition is perfect.
Since the Belle Epoque of The Austro-Hungarian Empire appear this sport-icon charged with the spirit of fraternity and union that sport symbolizes, at that time winds of war were blowing and later a terrible war changed the structures of the planet. This cane is a commemorative competition souvenir, it is also a particularly example of a classic elegant sporting cane from the beginning of the 20 century.
Austria-Hungary was a multinational state and one of the world's great powers at the time. Austria-Hungary was geographically the second-largest country in Europe after the Russian Empire, at 621,538 km2 and the third-most populous (after Russia and the German Empire). The Empire built up the fourth-largest machine building industry of the world, after the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. * Wikipedia.