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Made by ‘IH’ of York c1690-1720 his mark struck centrally on the lid (probably one of the John Harrison sequence).  This is an early and heavily cast bud baluster measure.  The measure has a bold ‘bud’ thumbpiece, strap handle with short strut at lower attachment point, and version of a spade terminal.  The body has 3 pairs of incised lines, and the lid a pair of closely spaced incised lines near the outer edge and two equidistant single ones within.  In excellent condition, with medium-dark grey original surface patina.  Good linen and witness marks to interior of body/lid and upper handle.  Provenance: formerly in the collection of Bryan Darby.  Capacity is 17 fl oz.  6¼” overall height & 5” to rim, with mouth & base diameters of 3¼”.  887g weight.  REF: C2485.  Shown flanked by two other 'Northern' bud balusters that are also for sale.