This is part of a metal-tipped stick of the sort carried by constables in the 1800s. It was used in 1831 during the arrest of Dic Penderyn who was wrongly convicted and hanged for stabbing a soldier during the Merthyr Rising in South Wales.
Resource : Lamartine Rejetant le Drapeau Rouge (Lamartine Rejects the Red Flag): Painted by Felix Philippoteaux
In 1848, a wave of revolution spread from Paris across Europe. In France, the monarchy was finally overthrown once-and-for-all and the country became a republic once again. Alphonse de Lamartine played a leadership role in the provisional government and was instrumental in ensuring the Tricolore remained France’s national flag.