Outstanding antique Napoleon III era French .800 silver figural walking stick cane or umbrella parasol handle. Crafted to resemble large flowers with leaves on trailing stems. Impressive craftsmanship and fine details and texture. In very good condition. Measures 4 3/4". Weighs 44.3 grams. Marked with the French head of the wild boar, in use from 1838 to indicate a silver content of .800/1000. Bearing a maker's mark for Parisian silver Louis-Benoit Bachelet, active 1844-1877, who commenced trade at 58 quai des Orfèvres, Paris. Successor of Quentin Bachelet.