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.