This whip would have been carried by a postillion rider on one of the horses of a coach
The shaft of stock is covered in finely braided black balleen or whalebone
It has a silver (unhallmarked so probably plated) cap and three further ferrules along its length
The cap is engraved ,"Merry, St. James St.", there are a few dents and dings on the cap
The whip ends in an intricately braided hide thong which would have been finished with a cord lash
Dimensions : Length to start of thong 19¾" (50cm), thong 27½" (70cm)
Weight 187g (6⅝oz)
Ref : whip1272
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