• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5927

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    29 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 95

    A CHARLES II ENGRAVED PEWTER CHARGER

    BY SAMPSON BOURNE I OF WORCESTER, CIRCA 1674

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES II ENGRAVED PEWTER CHARGER
    BY SAMPSON BOURNE I OF WORCESTER, CIRCA 1674
    The broad rim with a row of hallmarks and ownership initials 'A.L.' engraved 'SAINT GORGE (sic) FOR ENGLAND 1674.' the well with the Saint on horseback above the dragon, touch adverso (O.P. 5463), the narrow border struck in various places with the name 'HY MORRIS'
    16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) diameter


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    A similar plate by the same maker from the Isher collection, engraved 'THE GIFT IS SMALL, THE LOVE IS ALL 1674' is illustrated in Pewter at Colonial Williamsburg, John D. Davis, pp. 48-49 No. 38. The style of the engraving on this dish is unusual if not unique in pewter and the lettering around the border can be compared to brass warming pans of the period

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    Provenance

    Bradshaw Collection, Sotheby's London June 13th, 1977, lot 98