[TRADE CARD] E. Thurkle, Sword Cutler & Belt Maker104 High Holborn (near King St.) London. Swords Proved by Powerful Machinery.
Engraved pictorial trade card showing lion on a rock with arms and armour lying on the ground below. Lettered to a shield; stiff card. 90 x 60mm, 3½ x 2¼". A little surface-soiled.
This appears to be Edward Thurkle, a descendant of Francis Thurkle, a very prominent London maker of swords from about 1760 to 1801, when he died. It looks like the initial has been altered to 'E' in the plate.
[Ref: 23694] £110.00