Antique John Crane Birmingham Sovereign Rocker Brass Balance Scale

Antique John Crane Birmingham Sovereign Rocker Brass Balance Scale

£120

Circa

1820

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Scales Weights & Measures

Description

Original brass sovereign / half sovereign rocker tester, circa 1820.
Made by John Crane, brass founder, at his 26 Cannon St. Foundry, Birmingham, from 1823 to 1857.

It has his crown maker mark on the poise, which he used with a number of Partners.

 

It is one of a series of rockers that he made with the words “Patent”, “Warranted”, and “Correct”, In different combinations on the poise and platters.


 
  
 

 
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 Open oval coin cups with slot thickness testers and fish tail terminal.
In excellent bright condition with virtually all of the original gold lacquer present, no damage or repair.
Guaranteed old and original.

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As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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