A George III truncheon or night stick of the Regency period dated 1812.
The heavy stick, probably of mahogany, has brass bands at each end. At the grip end the wood is shaped to fit the hand, there is a hole for a wrist thong, and the brass band has simple line decoration. At the top of the stick the brass band is engraved G.R. above the date 1812 and beneath that the name T BRAMLEY. The stick is 18¼ ins long and the diameter is 1¼ ins. It weighs 445 gms [a little under a pound] in weight. There is a small area of very old damage at the handle end – shown in one of the photographs. We have no information about the original ownership but the stick came to us from a contact in West Yorkshire and Bramley is the name of an old village, now district of Leeds, and the name may be related to that area. As usual we have made no effort to clean or polish this in the belief that it is better to leave that option to the buyer.
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