Object Title

Flail

Flail

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIC.50

Provenance

Purchased at auction, Sotheby's, 16 December 1980 lot 337. From the Major A D F White collection.

Physical Description

Formed of an iron bar with a faceted knop at the butt and a loop at the fore end, to which is attached by a chain of three links a faceted lanceolate spike. There are two additional loose rings. The piece is bright but patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: haft length 355 mm (14 in), overall length 559 mm (22 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.

Associations

Places China

Notes

The Sotheby's catalogue entry records this lot as formerly in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. If this is correct, it is likely to be from the Stone collection, though it does not feature in Stone's Glossary.