FOCUS ON: GEORGE III PERIOD 1818 STERLING SILVER WITH GOLD WASH INTERIOR PRESENTATION CUP

George III period 1818 sterling silver with gold wash interior presentation cup. Hallmarked with Lion Passant (sterling), Leopard’s Head (London), “C” (1818), Sovereign’s Head (duty paid), and “PI” (probably a maker’s mark). 8.80 OZT and 7” tall.

Inscription: “To Mr. Jonathan Marsden. A trifling reward for his science & exertions at Bronbiban in MERIONETH- SHIRE [Wales] in cutting a level three hundred & thirty Yards long and a Shaft thirty Yards deep whereby the PLUMBAGO was obtained 1818.”

Plumbago is old-fashioned term for graphite. Graphite is used as a lubricant and in pencil leads.

Price:  $375

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JUST IN: Mari Simmulson (1964) “Pia” Wall Plaque

Artist: Mari Simmulson; Name Pia; Year 1963; Maker Upsala-Ekeby (Sweden), original production; Hand decorated; Material Earthenware; Condition Very good vintage condition without any chips or cracks; Height: 11.8 in Width, 5.9 in; Marked Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, MS (Mari Simmulson), 4035. Price: $280