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An English Victorian ceremonial tipstaff of wood and silver (1800 to 1900 England)



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An English Victorian ceremonial tipstaff of wood and silver (England)
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Item Medium Description

Wood and Silver

European Dimensions

  1.50 cm wide   11.50 cm deep

UK/USA Converted Dimensions

  0.59 inches wide  4.53 inches deep

Item Literature

A tipstaff has its origins in the 16th century when the word was used

to denote a metal tipped staff that was a sign of office or authority.


Tipstaffs often have ends that unscrew to reveal a small compartment

where a writ could be concealed. These writs could either be from a law

court or from the Office of the Crown summoning a peer to Parliament.


The more ordinary use of the tipstaff is the one carried by a sheriff's

officer or a constable in the course of his duties, and this developed

in the 19th century into the colourfully painted truncheon.

Item Description / Dealer Expertise

An English Victorian ceremonial tipstaff of wood and silver
19th CENTURY

Size: 11.5cm long, 1.5cm dia

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Please email or call +44 (0)20-7413 9937 for more information or to purchase this item.

Status

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Finch & Co

Finch & Co
Suite No 744
2 Old Brompton Road
London
SW7 3DQ
England

Open: By appointment only

Contacts: Craig A Finch, Jan E Finch
Telephone: +44 (0)20-7413 9937
Mobile: +44 (0)7836 684133
+44 (0)7768 236921
Fax: +44 (0)20-7581 4445
Website: www.finch-and-co.co.uk
We are members of:
BRITISH ANTIQUE DEALERS' ASSOCIATION
BRITISH ANTIQUE DEALERS' ASSOCIATION
LAPADA - THE ASSOCIATION OF ART & ANTIQUES DEALERS
LAPADA - THE ASSOCIATION OF ART & ANTIQUES DEALERS
Established: 1983
We deal in:

Fine works of art, antiquities and Ethnographica; historical portraits and 19th-century photographic images; valuations