A rare and unusual copper alloy gallon measure, dated 1683

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Lot 434
A rare and unusual copper alloy gallon measure, dated 1683

Sold for £ 5,250 (US$ 6,540) inc. premium
A rare and unusual copper alloy gallon measure, dated 1683
Of slightly tapering cylindrical form, the body with a pair of upper and lower fillets, and bands of decorative line decoration, the angular handle with central ball and blade knop, the body engraved with cross-hatched letters 'THIS . IS . THE . CORNE . GALLON .' and with the date, in a different lettering, '1683', the rim with two crowned 'C' ciphers, and a pair of dagger marks for London, 18cm diameter x 23.5cm high

Footnotes

  • Literature: A bronze gallon measure, dated 1707, and illustrated R. Gentle & R. Feild, Domestic Metalwork 1640 - 1820 (1998), p. 234, Figure 1, in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, has a similar handle with central discoid knop between two swellings.
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A rare and unusual copper alloy gallon measure, dated 1683
A rare and unusual copper alloy gallon measure, dated 1683
A rare and unusual copper alloy gallon measure, dated 1683
A rare and unusual copper alloy gallon measure, dated 1683
A rare and unusual copper alloy gallon measure, dated 1683
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