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Period 2 counters 1770 to 1820



Counter 1

Counter with 'swag' border. Thicker, better quality mother of pearl. Crest of Hamilton family (an oak tree with a frame saw to commemorate the founder of the family disguising himself as a woodcutter ...


Counter 2

'Queen Charlotte' type border - a reserve with flowers. Brooke family of Highgate with the crest of a badger, pun on Brooke and Brocke (the Old English word for a badger). Reverse with arms and motto ...


Counter 3

'Queen Charlotte' type border. Crest of two animal heads chained over monogram HG (possibly Henry Gregory of the Honourable East India Company). Reverse a roundel with a scene of Chinese life. Date: ...


Counter 4

Crest of a panther head over the initial C with 'Queen Charlotte' borders. Reverse diaper pattern. Date: Middle.


Counter 5

'Drilled' border with other complex borders including point-in-point. Crest of a bull's head + neck issuing from a coronet; arms of 3 bulls' heads separated by a chevron. Possible attribution: ...


Counter 6

'Drilled' border (with other border patterns) 'Drilled' border to roundel with crest of an arm holding a snake. Reverse diaper. Possible attribution to Nourse family. (CAP II p.497) Date: Late.


Counter 7

Extra large counter with drilled floral + point-in-opint border; very fine background cross-hatching to roundel with crest of a lion's paw over initial R for Rae family. Reverse with ...


Counter 8

Vine, fruit moth border also with point-in-point and Queen Charlotte border. Large size. No cross-hatching behind crest of Fleur-de-lys. Reverse with 'scene' in roundel. Date: Late.


Counter 9

'Standard' size counter with double drilled border plus drilled border to roundel. Very fine cross hatching behind crest and coat of arms. Crest of two demi-animals. Arms of Willard quartering Davis ...


Counter 10

Key-fret border with coat of arms, supporters, motto of Seton family. This set is of very high quality and thickness and exists in several border types. Large size. Reverse with scene in large ...


Counter 11

Seton counter with the geometric border pattern. Date: Late.


Counter 12

Key-fret border with the crest of a cross over a monk; motto 'in cruce glorior'. Reverse with full scene of Chinese life. Scenes to side of front. Very fine cross-hatching. Probably made for a ...


Counter 13

Vine, fruit and moth border, with point-in-point and Queen Charlotte type borders. Coat of arms with helm denoting an 'Esquire', crest of a demi-dragon plus initials HL, very probably for Henry Lane ...


Counter 14

Very large size with multiple borders (vine fruit + moth etc.). Large roundel with crest of a lion's paw with a cross crosslet over the arms of Mathew of Coggeshall. Very intricate workmanship. High ...


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