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Warwickshire, Knowle/ Stratford Upon Avon, Set of Scales, circa 1780, by Thomas Sharp, the lid bearing a silver plaque inscribed, THOS. TREHERN/ KNOWL. rev. scales and weights with a sliding panel on the inside of the lid to hold the smallest weights, SHARP/ STRATFORD/ UPON AVON/ 209, 95 x 55 x 23 mm. Very fine.
Thomas Sharp, master tradesman, Stratford upon Avon (1724-1799).Known as a silversmith, clockmaker and fabricator of " Shakespearean wood toys," Sharp was in fact also a retailer of clocks, watches, firearms, scientific instruments, silverware and wooden souvenirs etc. He also maintained a workshop for repair of the same in Church Street.