Vintage riding crop/ hand whip.

Jan 18, 2018. 19:32 UTC
Vintage Riding Crop/ Hand whip.
Kirby
United States of America

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

16" x 3", Wound, Decorative 5" handle. With rear straps measuring approx. 11" and front 7". The strings appear fastened in sinew. The construction is leather showing little or no wear. Condition is very fine with some slight handling color on string.

Provenance

Picked in California thrift shop.

Answered within 1 day
Jan 20, 00:42 UTC
By Klaus

Fair Market Value

€15 - €40 EUR

Insurance Value

€55 EUR
What does this mean?

An african late 20th century fly whisk or flyswatter with leather tassles. Besides being useful to disturb flys it is also a mark of authority in some african societies.
This fly whisk was most likely intended to be a travel souvenir.
The estimate is based on current auction results.

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