The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Staff of office
  • Staff of office
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1675
  • Steel, ivory and gold, chiselled, gilded, engraved and etched.
  • Length: 110.5 cm
    Weight: 0.66 kg
  • A1029
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Wand of office, of ivory, circular in section, the head of steel pierced and engraved with the arms of France, crowned, the crown surmounted by, and the arms supported by dolphins, chiselled and gilt, on a moulded neck of octagonal section and extending down the shaft in two long cheeks at the side; steel ferrule of octagonal section, gilt. The cheeks are etched with flowers and laurels bound with a fillet.

    French, about 1675.

    Lièvre, Musées et collections, 2 Ser., n.d., pI. 28; Lièvre, Collections Célèbres, pI.69. Musée Graphique, pl. XV.

    Provenance: A. Beurdeley (Un [the space following remains blank] en fer ciselé et doré une arms (sic) du Dauphin de France, 5,900 ft. with other pieces; receipted bill, 16 September, 1865); Comte de Nieuwerkerke.