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Named and Dated Book Clasp

Material: Copper alloy Dimensions: Length: 8.4cm / 3 ½in Place of Origin: Probably England Date: Dated 1770 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This cast copper alloy book clasp is engraved...

Ball-knop Candlestick

Material: Copper alloy Dimensions: Height: 14cm / 5 ½in, Base diameter: 13.7cm / 5 ⅜in, Drip-catcher diameter: 7 cm / 2 ¾in Place of Origin: France Date: Mid-17th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present...

Marked Brass Chamber Candlestick

Material: Brass Dimensions: Height: 5.5cm / 2 ⅛in, Overall length: 25cm / 9 ¾in Place of Origin: France or England Date: Circa 1690 Maker or Retailer: Maker’s mark: ‘CC’ Present Location: Private collection Explanation:...

Speculum Mirror

Material: Speculum (see below) Dimensions: Height: 35cm / 14 in, Width: 45cm / 16 in Place of Origin: England Date: Early – mid-17th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Cotehele House, Cornwall (National...

Mechanical Hand

Material: Wrought iron Dimensions: Length: 42cm / 16 ½in Place of Origin: Probably France Date: 1550 – 1600 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Cotehele House, Cornwall (National Trust property) Explanation: This mechanical hand...

Thomas Palmar Skillet

Material: Leaded bronze Dimensions: Height: 12.3cm / 4 ⅞in, Rim diameter: 15.7cm / 6 ⅛in, Handle length 16.9cm / 6 ⅝in Place of Origin: Probably Canterbury, England Date: Circa 1650 Maker or Retailer: Thomas...

Aberdeen Bell

Material: Alloy of copper and tin, with iron clapper Dimensions: Height: 29.7cm / 12in, Rim diameter: 25cm / 9 ⅞in, Weight: 12.11kg / 26lb 12oz Place of Origin: Old Aberdeen, Scotland Date: Dated 1741...

Cast Iron Dated Mortar

Material: Cast iron Dimensions: Height: 17. 5cm / 6 ⅞in, Diameter: 19. 9cm / 8in Place of Origin: Northern Europe, probably England Date: 1689 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This...

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