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Riding whip

Object Number: 
1955.59
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Ivory, gut, metal, horsehair
Dimensions: 
Overall: 70 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 179.1 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on collar: "Roberta Lea"
Description: 
Riding whip with straight tapering ivory handle, engraved metal collar, and long tapering lash made of braided gut over horsehair.
Gallery Label: 
This riding whip was a wedding gift to Roberta Lea, who married Stephen G. Williams in 1890.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary W. Lienau
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group