Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
88.9 cm (35 in.)
Medium or Technique
Malacca, ivory, silver
Not On View
Malacca cane with ivory handle, engraved silver band below handle, small eyelets with silver surrounds, and tapered shaft, with applied rubber tip;
modern paper tag attached to cane reads: "This cane belonged to / The Rt. Rev. William Lawrence D.D. / Bishop of Massachusetts."
Said to have been owned originally by William Lawrence (1850-1941), Episcopal bishop of Massachusetts; purchased ca, 1988 by the donor from a dealer in Beverly, Massachusetts; given to the Museum in 1997.
Gift of Byron Evans