106. Brigg Silver Dress Cane -London hallmarks 1887 -L-shaped silver handle with equally aligned groove design. Ebony shaft. Full set of English hallmarks for London 1887 beside a “T.J” makers mark for Thomas Jonson II Spencer Street, Clerkenwell and a “BRIGG” stamp. Classy cane and fully authenticated to the best days of Brigg, one of the world’s leading cane retailers, and only in need for some refreshments to the silver handle. -H. 3 ½” x 1 ¾”, O.L. 31 ¼” -$400-$600 -Brigg Umbrella Co. was established in London in 1836, later changing its name to Brigg & Son and becoming the leading cane maker of his generation, possibly the greatest cane manufacturer and retailer of all times. The firm’s main branches were in London 23, St. James’s street and Paris 33, Avenue de l’Opéra. According to their catalog at the turn of the 20th century, they also had agencies in Nice, Madrid, Naples and Rome. For those in the know, Brigg became synonymous with gentleman luxury items and canes in particular. Its unique position in cane history and European culture owed much to the historical luminaries who wore Brigg canes, including, among others, Napoleon, Marie Antoinette, Churchill as well as the famous writers who mentioned Brigg in their works, like Pushkin, Balzac and Victor Hugo. It is said that Brigg holds a special place in our cultural heritage because its founder set the standards by which all fine cane making has since been judged.