Lot 372Rare 'Ustonson' attributable Pearl Minnow c. 1770-1855 –...

Auction Date: 3/02/2018 at 10:30 am

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Rare 'Ustonson' attributable Pearl Minnow c. 1770-1855 – The lure approx. 3” long with twin Mother of Pearl side plates, riveted to central body plate with pewter or lead based fin and fittings, double and treble hooks to flank and tail, box swivel and trace mount, fine example. This Lure varies from previously seen examples and possibly an earlier example– for reference see An article which appeared in Sept 2005 issue of Classic Angling by John Knott. He researched the dating and evidence of the Ustonson Pearl Minnow comparing a lure in his own collection. Based on Ustonson trade card c.1775 bound into a Hawkins 3rd edition of the Compleat Angler 1775 plus illustrations of the minnow in Blacker’s Art of Angling 1855, the bait and drawings are near identical, indicating Ustonson? Further information Graham Turner Fishing Tackle, a Collectors Guide & Classic Angling. Sept 2005 issue. Note: See Mullocks two previous auction results March 2017 lot 92 realised £7000 and December 2016 lot 98 realised £6200

Hammer Price: £7000.00

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