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English 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 worn maker's mark but most probably the spoon-maker who marks himself with conjoined 'WD'. Made similar throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, this example thought to date to around 1750.

 

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.

 

21.25 in x 7 in dia

 

Item Code: 3346

£ 280

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