Asprey Silver Cartridge Butt Marker, c1930s
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Description: - A George V silver butt marker by Asprey. The butt marker is modelled in the form of a gun cartridge. The base is inscribed 'Asprey's Cartridge Place Finder, Patent Applied For' the top with a 6 in a triangle and inscribed, 'Loaded by Asprey, Smokeless', the rotating action to the base opens the cartridge to reveal the gilded compartment, which holds eight unmarked white metal numbered pegs.
Date: - Circa 1930s.
Engraving: - Stamped 'Sterling Silver', and engraved 'G.L.W. 26 May 1933'.
Maker: - Asprey.
Measurement: - 6.0cm (height) x 1.9cm (diameter), when closed. 10.1cm (height) when compartment is fully raised.
Weight: - 78.4 grams.
Condition: - The butt marker displays minor bruises, surface marks, and scratches commensurate with age. The gilt wash to the interior is only lightly worn in places. The rotating section has a tight action and closes securely. Please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Item No: - 1819_tn1.