Antique silver niello riding crop, whip

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A very attractive antique, Caucasian silver Niello riding crop or Nagaika.

It has very fine niello with typical geometric patterns and floral designs detailing to the silver handle which concludes with a pommel end, passed through this is a metal chain for carrying.

The body is very lightly tapered and was originally covered with a red velvet covering which has worn significantly and left the leather base, this is wrapped with spiralled silver niello banding.

The end of the crop is also covered with a sheath of highly decorated silver niello in the same manner of design and affixed to this end is the soft braided leather crop.

It is a very attractive piece, very well made, it is marked at both ends with a symbol which has worn quite a bit and 95, probably Russian marks but unidentified, late 19th / early 20th century.

Tests as sterling silver or above.

Condition:
Good used condition overall, surface wear and marks to the silver commensurate with age, the velvet and leather is very worn in places and the crop is strong but may require tightening to the body, wear to the spiralled niello section.

Approx measurements:
Length of braided leather 17.5"
Length 17"
Total outstretched length 34"
Circumference 2.5"

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