Walking cane of Guangxu Emperor (Zaitian)
Walking cane has carved deep grooves running vertically along the entire dark brown teak shaft. The motive of a serpent is carved and wrapped in silver scales around the 90-degree handle and upper shaft. The tip of the cane is protected by a silver cap.
Given by the widow of Dr. English, the household physician of the emperor of China for 25 years. Dr. English died in Denver. Guangxu Emperor (Zaitian) (Chinese emporer during the Boxer Rebellion) gave the cane to Dr. English. It is one of sixty-seven canes collected and donated to the museum in 1969 by Jean J. and Ruth R. Mignolet.
No maker's marks or other inscription information is carved or engraved into this object.