1 May 2007
AN ENGLISH WRIGGLEWORK PEWTER FLAT-LID TANKARD
BY PETER DUFFIELD OF LONDON, CIRCA 1680
The drum engraved with tulips, flowers and birds, the stepped cover with a tulip and a row of hallmarks, the initials 'MR' stamped to brim, unusual shaped thumbpiece, touch in base (O.P.5552), 22 fl.oz capacity
5¼in. (13.3cm.) high overall
Cyril Minchin collection.
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Museum of London 1989, Pewter, A celebration of the craft, No.125
Massé, Chats on old Pewter, 1949, p.27.
Michaelis, Antique Pewter of the British Isles, (1955), fig.75.
Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln, 1962, No.185.
A flat-lid with similar 'wrigglework' decoration is in the Worshipful Company collection, No.171, fig.19. by the maker T.C. A Duffield flat-lid engraved with a double portrait of William and Mary is in the same Collection, No.136.
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