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A VERY RARE ENGLISH WRIGGLEWORK PEWTER FLAT-LID TANKARD
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A VERY RARE ENGLISH WRIGGLEWORK PEWTER FLAT-LID TANKARD

BY JOHN DONNE, CIRCA 1695-1700

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A VERY RARE ENGLISH WRIGGLEWORK PEWTER FLAT-LID TANKARD
BY JOHN DONNE, CIRCA 1695-1700
The drum engraved with a portrait of William III with a crown and the crowned initials 'W.R.' the Royal supporters of a lion and unicorn to each side with a thistle and rose, the cover with a decoration of tulips and a row of four hallmarks, the touch inside base (O.P.1415a), with oak leaf thumbpiece and handle with spade terminal
6½in. (16.6cm.) high overall
Exhibited
Harvard House Museum, Stratford, Pewter and the British Monarchy.
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Lot Essay

Believed to be one of about nine recorded flat lids with portraits of William III alone, it can be compared with one in the V & A by the maker T.C. illustrated by Anthony North in Pewter at the Victoria and Albert Museum, No.66, and two in the Colonial Williamsburg, Nos. 236-37 by John Donne of James I and by William Eddon of William III.
Hornsby, Pewter of the Western World, pp. 259 illustrates the John Donne tankard from the Colonial Williamsburg Museum.

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