Bronze Half Bushel
1985/19: A rare and fine quality mid-19th century bronze HALF BUSHEL MEASURE, in superb condition. Cast in solid bronze (very heavy!) for the County of Essex, and dated 1844, this is also engraved with the makers: de Grave, LONDON, together with various "proof' marks for successive monarchs. Ideal for use as a Wine Cooler, or perhaps a floral centrepiece? 20ins wide across the handles; 15.5ins dia; 7ins high. *These high quality precision measures were used by Customs & Excise Officers to ensure that makret traders did not under-sell their customers. Woe betide if a trader was found short-selling his bushel of wheat; he would be heavily fined; sometimes imprisoned and even shipped to Australia if a repeat offender!
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