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Auction: THE SPRING COUNTRY HOUSE SALE
was auctioned on: 1 March 2016
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Lots 77 to 84 THE BRIAN BROOKS COLLECTION OF WHISKY DISPENSERS AND MEASURES A collection of twelve Richardson's Patent glass whisky measures

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Estimate: £150 - £200
ca. US$213 - US$284
Price realised:  £380
ca. US$540
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Lots 77 to 84 THE BRIAN BROOKS COLLECTION OF WHISKY DISPENSERS AND MEASURES A collection of twelve Richardson's Patent glass whisky measures, mid/late 19th century, with variously inscribed stamped metal seals reading 'two ½ pint', 'five 1 gills', two ½ gills' and 'three ¼ gills', each with facet cut bodies, 10.5 to 17cm high (12) William Haden Richardson of Stourbridge Glass Makers and manager of Glasgow firm of James Couper & Sons, took out a patent for the invention of a new method of indicating stampings with a standard mark for containing spirits, beers and other liquids. The metal insert was stamped by an inspector from the Board of Trade with a crown, letters of the monarch and a number indicating the city where it was manufactured.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sworders - Fine Art Auctioneers
Title: THE SPRING COUNTRY HOUSE SALE
Date of the auction: 1 Mar 2016
Address: Sworders - Fine Art Auctioneers
Cambridge Road
CM24 8GE Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex
United Kingdom
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