S/5890 Antique Treen 19th Century Naval Malacca Persuader
An excellent naval malacca persuader, having a corded covered weighted lead end. At the other end there is a metal whistle, which is a most unusual feature and one that we have never come across before. These items were carried by naval officers and men for protection while ashore and also used when visiting ale houses to press gang revellers to join the service. It is in excellent condition throughout.
Provenance: Desborough Collection
13 in. (33 cm.) Wide
1½ in. (4 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1830