Cartwright: Some scattered dents and bumps consistent with age, the most prominent being a 1/4"
dent on the underside of the baluster, a shallow, curved 1/2" dent on the widest part of the baluster, and a
shallow 1/4" dent about mid-way down. Firescale around the lower boss attaching the handle, indicating a
repair. Thinned area on the body indicates a removed monogram/armorial. Hallmarked (on the underside
) with: 1) the sterling lion passant; 2) the London crowned leopard's head; 3) the date letter "l" for 1746-
1747; and 4) the "BC" blackletter maker's mark of Benjamin Cartwright. Marks lightly worn but fully
Williams: Surface wear including scrapes, bumps, scratches and dings. Evidence of repair to the upper
handle boss, with a short 1/4" at its side. Monogrammed and inscribed as noted in the catalogue
description, with the remnants of another inscription on the underside, now hatched out. Hallmarked (on
the underside) with: 1) the sterling lion passant; 2) the London crowned leopard's head; 3) an illegible
date letter; and 4) the "WW" maker's mark of William Williams. Marks worn but identifiable but for the
date letter as noted. Faint inventory and scratch weights on the underside as well.