London, South Kensington
19 May 1999
A large English sycamore trencher, 18th century
With reeded and everted rim, the underside with Sotheby's W. J. Shepherd collection label and Evan-Thomas collection label, no. 832
12in. (32.5cm.) diam.
Owen Evan-Thomas; W. J. Shepherd, thence present collection
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