Marconi's Sword-Stick, c. 1900
Inventory Number: 74444
Date: c. 1900
Maker Details: Unknown
Inscription: "NON TI FIDAR DI ME / SE IL COR TI MANCA" written along both sides of the blade, near handle.
Size: 910 mm in overall length
Materials: Cane, gilt-metal, steel, turquoise.
Other Given Number(s): Christie's 908.
Marconi's Sword-Stick with cane handle and shaft, with gilt-metal band in the form of a snake with a turquoise eye. Steel blade marked 'Non ti fidar di me se il cor ti manca' ('Trust not in me if your heart be faint').