A North of England half-mutchkin ball and wedge baluster measure capacity, circa 1720
Lot 193
A North of England half-mutchkin ball and wedge baluster measure capacity, circa 1720
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,470) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Wigan and North of England Measures: Lots 185 - 195
A North of England half-mutchkin ball and wedge baluster measure capacity, circa 1720
The slender body with two bands of twin incised lines to lower body, slightly domed-lid with locating flange to underside, possible touchmark to centre of lid, capacity 7.7 fl.oz., height 13.2cm

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Christopher A. Peal Collection, Sotheby's, 13th November 1980, lot 51. The Sandy Law Collection, Phillips, Chester, 25 September 1997, lot 61.

    Literature: Illustrated Christopher A. Peal, British Pewter and Britannia Metal for Pleasure and Investment, p. 168, colour pl. 15. Also illustrated Peter Hornsby Pewter of the Western World 1600 - 1850, p. 241, pl. 813 (centre left).
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