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George V Sterling Silver Silver "Winchester Bushel" Sugar Basin

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A George V sterling silver ‘Winchester bushel’ sugar basin features the hallmark of silversmith, F J Ross, London 1922. This sugar bowl is a replica of the ancient Winchester bushel which is designed with a planished body, two handles and rests on three feet. A chased inscription beneath the rim reads, ‘Henricus Ceptimus dei Gracia Rex Dauglae et Francie’ (Henry 7th King of Denmark and France),’ and chased devices of a lion rampant, an anchor, a portcullis and a coat of arms are also present. The total approximate weight is 9.195 ozt.

A bushel is a measure of dry volume that was generally used in agriculture. The Winchester measure is a set of legal standards of volume instituted in the late 15th century by Henry VII and in use, with some modifications, until the present day. Originally used in Anglo-Saxon Wessex, it formed the basis of the first standardized measures in the UK and was in use until 1826 when it was replaced by the Imperial Measure, but it is still used in the USA. It consists of the Winchester bushel and its dependent quantities, the peck, (dry) gallon and (dry) quart.

Brand F.J. Ross and Sons
Materials Sterling Silver
Marks Maker’s Mark, Fineness Mark
Period 1922
Origin Europe
Number of items 1


- minor markings throughout.


6.25" W x 2.5" H x 5.0" D

- total approximate weight inclusive of all materials is 9.195 ozt.

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