Kaiser Franz Josef I, Jubilee Walking Stick

Kaiser Franz Josef I, Jubilee Walking Stick

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Kaiser Franz Josef I, Jubilee Walking Stick
Kaiser Franz Josef I, Jubilee Walking Stick
Kaiser Franz Josef I, Jubilee Walking Stick
Kaiser Franz Josef I, Jubilee Walking Stick
Kaiser Franz Josef I, Jubilee Walking Stick
Kaiser Franz Josef I, Jubilee Walking Stick
Kaiser Franz Josef I, Jubilee Walking Stick
Kaiser Franz Josef I, Jubilee Walking Stick

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This is a very collectible cast silver stick from Austria 1908. This is the silver jubilee stick for the Kaiser Franz Josef. Franz was was Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, King of Croatia, King of Galicia and Lodomeria and Grand Duke of Cracow from 1848 until his death in 1916. From 1 May 1850 until 24 August 1866 he was President of the German Confederation. In December 1848, Emperor Ferdinand abdicated the throne to end the Revolutions of 1848 in Austria, which allowed Ferdinand's nephew Franz Joseph to ascend to the throne. Franz Joseph was troubled by nationalism during his entire reign. He concluded the Ausgleich of 1867, which granted greater autonomy to Hungary, hence transforming the Austrian Empire into the Austro-Hungarian Empire under his dual monarchy. His domains were then ruled peacefully for the next 45 years, although Franz Joseph personally suffered the tragedies of the suicide of his son, Crown Prince Rudolf in 1889, and the assassination of his wife, Empress Elisabeth in 1898. After the Austro-Prussian War, Austria-Hungary turned its attention to the Balkans, which was a hotspot of international tension due to conflicting interests with the Russian Empire. The Bosnian crisis was a result of Franz Joseph's annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1908, which had been occupied by his troops since the Congress of Berlin (1878). On 28 June 1914, the assassination of the heir-presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, at the hands of Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist, resulted in Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against the Kingdom of Serbia, which was Russia's ally. This activated a system of alliances which resulted in World War I. Franz Joseph died on 21 November 1916, after ruling his domains for almost 68 years. This incredible piece of history is in extremely good condition. This stick measures 36" x 4 1/2" x 3/4". The handle measures 4"x4 1/2"x3/4". The ferrule is 1 1/2".  

 

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  • Reference #
  • franzjosef
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Antiquities
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • pre 1920
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  • Condition
  • excellent

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