A Queen Anne silver Caster
With over-struck marks for Harry Beathune, assay master of Edward Penman, date letter unclear, Edinburgh circa 1715, Of octagonal form on corresponding foot, the domed cover pierced with scroll-work, faceted finial, 20cm high, weight 11.7oz.
- ADDITION TO CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION, LOT 53:
It is possible that Thomas Kerr originally presented this caster for assay circa 1712 when it was struck with the date letter 'H'. It later became the property of Harry Beathune who over-struck the original maker's mark and re-presented the caster for assay around 1720, when it was struck with the date letter 'q'.
It is probable that this was done to 'update' the caster by the new owner as new stock.
Extra lots in the book section relating to this lot:
614a A cased pair of patents £100-150
614b A System of Phrenology and others relating to George Combe £100-150
614c A collection of publications relating to George Combe £100-150