Nightstick

Object Number: 
1949.63a
Date: 
1835-1850
Medium: 
Wood, silk, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 x 2 in. ( 63.5 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Wooden ceremonial nightstick with carved and painted gold flame at the top, set above baluster shaped area, velvet covered at the center, velvet secured to the baton with metal thumbtacks, the bottom area is plain an rounded at the end.
Gallery Label: 
This ceremonial nightstick belonged to the donor's grandfather, Assistant Alderman William D. Murphy.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Deacon Murphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group