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Riding whip

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baleen probably of the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) in woven textile cover, silver, hawksbill turtle shell (Eretmochelys imbricata) and silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs M. M. Briant

  • Museum number:

    T.105-1954

  • Gallery location:

    Temporary Exhibition, Room 40, case x4

Physical description

Riding whip made of baleen in woven textile cover, silver, turtle shell and silk

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1750-1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Baleen probably of the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) in woven textile cover, silver, hawksbill turtle shell (Eretmochelys imbricata) and silk

Dimensions

Length: 29 in, Height: 730 mm, Width: 10 mm, Depth: 10 mm

Object history note

RF number: 54/3386.

Descriptive line

Riding whip made of baleen in woven textile cover, silver, turtle shell and silk, England, 1750-1775

Materials

Baleen; Silver; Tortoise shell; Animal material - Eretmochelys imbricata; Animal part - Eubalaena glacialis

Categories

Sport; Accessories; Clothing; Metalwork; Textiles; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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