An English Carved Ebony Ceremonial Tipstaff

An English Carved Ebony Ceremonial Tipstaff

1700 to 1800 England

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An English Carved Ebony Ceremonial Tipstaff
With a brass crown, and a silver mount initialled ‘AR’, probably for Queen Anne
Circa 1700 – 1720

Size : 14 cm long – 5½ ins long
Having their origins in the 16th century, tipstaffs were used as a sign of high office or authority. County Sheriff's and their officers still used them in the 19th century to denote their official duties, and the modern police constable's truncheon is a later development of the tipstaff.
Dimensions
Height 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Medium
wood, brass and silver
Signed/Inscribed
AR
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