A group of four 18th and 19th century polychrome-painted and gilt-highlighted police truncheons
Lot 491
A group of four 18th and 19th century polychrome-painted and gilt-highlighted police truncheons
Sold for £400 (US$ 680) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior
Oxford
3 Jun 2014 10:00 BST

Auction 21744
Lot Details
A group of four 18th and 19th century polychrome-painted and gilt-highlighted police truncheons
The first a late George III ash tipstaff, for Barton Magna, the tip in the form of a crown, above a pair of blade knops, the tapering shaft painted with the Royal Arms within the Garter, the initials 'R.G.III' and the date '1800', the name of the town 'BARTON MAGNA' painted in a reserved just above the slightly broadening handle, 38cm long (15in long), together with a George III beech tipstaff, the cylindrical head with decorative upper and lower mouldings painted 'G.R.' above a crown, and with the initials 'H.N.', above a balustroid handle, 36cm long (14.25in long), a Victorian tipstaff, the bulbous head with lead core and painted with a crown above the initials 'VRI', 23.5 long (9.25in long), and a Victorian ebonised tipstaff, for Thornton, painted with a crown beneath 'VR' and above a '1', and the place-name 'Thornton', with turned and ribbed handle, 37cm long (14.5in long), (4)
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