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S/5873 Antique Treen Victorian Beech Double Grain Measure of Large Proportions

An imposing double ended beech grain measure for a pint and half pint, having two carved stamps of a crown above V.R. and numbered 113, with a further stamp of the letter B above the number 2 between a swan motif. The stamp 113 is used from 21-01-1826 till 1879 for Peterborough liberty (Northampton Co.). The dark crusty patination has scattered ancient worm holes.

Provenance: Owen Thomas Collection, illustrated in his book, Domestic Utensils of Wood, on page 170, plate 67.

9 in. (24 cm.) High
4 in. (10 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1840