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    Sale 5370

    Christie's Interiors

    11 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 730

    AN EBONISED WOOD TRUNCHEON

    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EBONISED WOOD TRUNCHEON
    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Inscribed 'St. AM. 165.' partly ribbed handle
    19¼ in. (48.5 cm.) long
    And a Victorian truncheon painted with the Royal Coat-of Arms and motto and 'VR' cypher - 18¼ in. (46.5 cm.) long (2)


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    The ebonised truncheon is considered by Dicken p.36. to be 'issued to Special Constables, probably at the time of the Chartist riots'

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage