A Victorian silver-mounted whistle/whip combination
by Saunders & Shepherd, Chester 1898 Cylindrical form, the whistle end with swing-handle and safety attachment, the other end with braided leather whip, length of whistle 31cm.
The cypher for Victoria Adelaide, Princess Royal, eldest child of Queen Victoria and Albert Prince Consort.
Born 1840, Princess Victorian she married Frederick William, Crown Prince of Prussia in 1858. Upon her marriage, Victoria was Crown Princess of Prussia until her husband succeeded as Emperor in 1888, thereafter she was Empress of Germany.