1 May 2007
A RARE ELIZABETHAN PEWTER DISH WITH LINE ENGRAVED DECORATION
SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
With sloping sides and central boss, the bowl engraved with geometric patterns, punched initials 'MAB', touch of crowned monarch's head and the initials '?R' under rim
R.F. Michaelis collection.
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Museum of London 1989, Pewter, A celebration of the craft, No.119
Michaelis, Decoration on English pewterware, Antique Collector 1963.
Usher Art Gallery, 1962, No.238
Reading Museum, 1969, No.28
This dish, probably an alms or rosewater dish, is very rare to be decorated with straight line engraving as opposed to wrigglework and rare to be geometric as opposed to heraldic or naturalistic.
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