The walking-stick is overall decorated with veneered red stained tortoiseshell, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and silver stringing. The finials of the handle are decorated with silver floral filigree mounts.
The inlaid decoration is called as “Enconchado” or “inlaid with mother-of-pearl”.
The general condition is very good.
The overall patina is very nice and has a general old view.
Minor chips. No restorations visible.
Any reference of a similar walking-stick is known.This walking-stick was certainly a personal commission of an important person as a Governor as example in the painting by Joaquin Gutierrez with the image of Jorge Miguel Lozano de Peralta (Museo de Arte Colonial - Bogota, Colombia).
Private collection, United Kingdom.
Several items, such as crucifixes, frames, caskets or cabinets, with similar decoration can be seen at following museums :
Hispanic Museum - New York - USA
Museo Soumaya - Mexico City - MEXICO
LACMA Museum - Los Angeles - USA
MFA Museum - Boston - USA
Museo Pedro de Osma - Lima - PERU
"A surviving Legacy in Spanish America", Maria Campos Carlès de Pena
“El mueble en el Peru en el siglo XVIII : estilos, gustos y costumbres de la elite colonial”, Gabriela Germana Roquez, Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
“The Arts in Latin America”, J. Rishel & S. Stratton-Pruitt