c1825 George IV Brass Topped Painted Wood Truncheon


A good example of an original George IV Police truncheon which is made of painted wood, with a brass cap at the top.

The wood is probably mahogany which has been painted black. The nicks to the wood show it to have a reddish brown hue. The truncheon has been decorated with a gold and colours painted crown. Above it are the initials G.R. (Georgius Rex) and above that what looks like a 2.

The mahogany has a inner core, probably of metal to add weight, and a cylindrical cap on the top. There are no maker's details, but other similar examples have shown the mark 'SUTTON'. The bottom of the handle also has an unusual turned wooden finial and a hole for the lanyard.

Size: 4.2 x 35 cm (1 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches)
Weight: 284 g