1 May 2007
AN ENGLISH PEWTER CAUDLE CUP
BY THE MAKER 'W.I.' CIRCA 1660
The body plain but with a band of chatter decoration below lip, the cast handles with cherub's heads and scrolls, Touch inside base and ownership intials 'M.W.' scratched under base
6½in. (16.5cm.) maximum width
Kenneth Bradshaw collection, sold Sotheby's Billingshurst 18th March 1997, lot 388.
Isher collection, lot 99 Bruton Knowles, 1976.
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Hornsby, Pewter of the Western World, No.1005.
The form compares with a silver porringer sold by Tennants of Yorkshire by a York maker. A similar in pewter is illustrated in Cotterell, Old Pewter, plate XXXIII fig.d. described as a posset cup from the Yeates collection.
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