Rare walking stick of glass as was used in families of soldiers called for duty in WW 1.
A length of 85.5 cm.
Weight about 400 grams
When men were selected by draw to become soldiers during WWI, by way of evidence the families of the 'lotelingen' were given a glass walking stick.
It was hung in a visible place during the military service of the drawn soldier, such as over a fireplace.
This served as a notification for the visitors that in this house a man was fighting at the front or was drafted for his military service by a selection.
Upon the soldier’s return, the glass stick was ritually broken.
If the stick remained in one piece this meant that the soldier had died at the front.
At the tip a rubber cap, can be removed, not original.
- Bastone da passeggio Loteling, - Murano
- Bicchiere pieno
- Periodo stimato
- Inizio XX secolo
- Paese d’origine
- In buone condizioni - usato, con piccoli segni dell’età e macchie.
- 85.5×2.5×10 cm
- 400 g