A George Eaton 26ft.6in nine-piece salmon rod owned by 4th Earl Spencer
Lot 189
A George Eaton 26ft.6in nine-piece salmon rod owned by 4th Earl Spencer
Sold for £2,875 (US$ 4,656) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George Eaton 26ft.6in nine-piece salmon rod owned by 4th Earl Spencer A George Eaton 26ft.6in nine-piece salmon rod owned by 4th Earl Spencer
A George Eaton 26ft.6in nine-piece salmon rod owned by 4th Earl Spencer
In a glazed wall mounted display cabinet, two butts both inscribed 'Geo Eaton, Maker 6, Crooked Lane, London' circa 1825 and comprises three ash butts, one short with a brass spike, four scorched bamboo mid sections and two spliced greenheart/lancewood tips giving different combinations of length. The glazed ebonised cabinet inscribed with details in gilt lettering,
178cm wide, 56cm high

Footnotes

  • This fishing rod was acquired at Christies Althorp Attic Sale and has been completely refurbished by Mr J A Godfrey and presented in a wall mounted display cabinet.
    Eaton was an important high quality London Fishing Tackle maker from c1790 at 6 Crooked Lane, London and with George taking over from Joseph in 1825. From 1836 the firm moved to 6 & 7 Crooked Lane and after 1857 became known as Eaton & Deller.
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