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1792 Yarmouth Halfpenny

 
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The edge reads, "PAYABLE AT THE GLASS WAREHOUSE OF W•ABSOLON" with a "•x•" between the beginning and end of this legend.





William Absolon was a renowned artist who worked in ceramics and glass. Much of what his workshop produced was sold as souvenirs for the tourist trade. Other pieces were high end presentation items. In either case, surviving examples of his output are today highly valued.

See: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/12085/lot/717/

And also: https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/...lon-william/

He also issued promissory notes.

See: https://www.spink.com/lot/120501453

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What is the creature (?) on the shield?
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What is the creature (?) on the shield?

The Yarmouth coat of arms is a bit peculiar, with creatures that are half lion, half herring. How this came about is recounted here: https://norfolktalesmyths.com/2019/...oat-of-arms/

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I found a little bit more information on the types of things William Absolon produced.

See: http://www.mystaffordshirefigures.c...-of-yarmouth

And: https://www.artfund.org/supporting-...-of-yarmouth

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