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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 210

    A PAIR OF INDIAN TEAK AND PART-PAINTED EXERCISE CLUBS

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF INDIAN TEAK AND PART-PAINTED EXERCISE CLUBS
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    35 in. (89 cm.) high (2)


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    Sir Charles Warre Malet, 1st Bt., a diplomat and member of the East India Company was resident of the Maratha Court in Poona from 1786 to 1797. These clubs were used for exercise by holding the club at the slim end and swinging it around the body, thereby strengthening the arm and shoulder muscles.

    A related pair of exercise clubs is in the Mehrangarh Museum in Jodphur, Rajastan.

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    Provenance

    Sir Charles Warre Malet, 1st Bt., (1752 - 1815) and by family descent.