A set of eleven George IV Imperial Standard bronze alloy measures, for the County of Westmorland
With pre-Imperial 'WIIII 1824' verification cipher; by Benjamin Payne, 395 Strand, London
All numbered 54, and all engraved 'County of Westmorland', and with a rose beneath a crown, the Imperial Bushel engraved with the maker's name, to measure an Imperial Bushel, a Half Bushel, a Peck, a Gallon (all four with angular bar handles), a Half Gallon, a Quart, a Pint, a Half Pint, a Gill, a Half Gill and a Quarter Gill (the latter dated 1893 and by Doyle & Son, but numbered 54), all with various verification marks and ciphers, the earliest for George IV 1824, the Bushel, Half Bushel and Peck in two green-painted boxes, the Bushel box with brass plaque reading 'County of Westmorland, Doyle & Son', the Bushel and Half Bushel with probably associated glass filling disks, the Gallon to Quarter Gill measures all in a stained pine case, with eight various glass filling discs, Bushel diameter 50cm, together with the matching George IV Imperial Yard, numbered 54 and with various verification marks all struck-out, and three 19th century brass-edged mahogany smoothing tools, the largest pierced with a handle, 52.5cm long, (28 including boxes, discs etc.)
- The pre-Imperial verification mark reads 'GIV 1824', not 'WIII 1824' as catalogued.
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