This whip has a staghorn or antler hook shaped handle.
There is a crown-shaped metal gatepusher on the top of the handle
There is a silver button on the "heel" of the staghorn, this is quite dented but the stamp "Swaine & Adeney" is still visible.
It has two silver collars with ribbed edges.
The one closest to the staghorn has many smal dings and dents from opening gates, but a "Swaine" stamp and a hallmark can just be made out.
It is engraved "W.J.Pitt Esq, from Bridgnorth Board of Guardians March 1930"
Interestingly the board of guardians managed Bridgnorth's workhouse which became a Public Assistance institution in 1930. The other collar is hallmarked London 1929.
Between the collars the grip is covered in brown leather - this may be a replacement, it does not go under the collars, but it isfinely stitched and in good order.
The rest of the stock or shaft is covered in braided brown leather.
It has a replacement stitched keeper with a slot for the attachment of a thong. There is some surface crackling of the leather on one side
Dimensions : Hook or handle : 5½" (14.2cm) Length (not including keeper) 19" (48cm), keeper 7" (18cm)
Weight 264g (9¾ oz)
Ref : whip1401
£145.00 (+ £4.85 insured shipping within UK which should take 24-48 hours),
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