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Cast Brass Skimmer

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An English cast brass skimmer with which "cooks take away all the filth and scume from off a boiling pott the liquor runing throw the holes, and the dreggs remaineing on the scummer". This example with a good maker's mark, conjoined 'WD'. Made similar throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, this example thought to date to around 1750.

 

23 in long x 7.5 in across.

 

For a very similar example see Roderick Butler's 'A Study Collection of Marked Domestic Brass and Other Base Metalware c.1600-c.1900. Marwood House, Honiton September 2001. No. 196.

 

Item Code: 3345

£ 3345

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