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SOLD  Austen Irish Half Pint Haystack


An authentic 19th. century Irish half pint pewter haystack By Joseph Austen and Son who worked in Cork from 1809 to 1846. It has the Crowned X touch mark of Austen under the base and an Irish verification mark VR 553. Irish verification marks can be recognized by the mark of a harp between the V and R under the crown. Again the usual warning about Irish haystacks, beware of the many fakes there are on the market. Bottom diameter 2 3/4", height 4 3/4".