1 May 2007
AN ENGLISH WRIGGLEWORK SINGLE-REEDED RIM PEWTER PLATE
BY EDWARD GREGORY OF BRISTOL, CIRCA 1695
Engraved with a lion, two pairs of stamped or engraved initials to rim and touch under well (O.P.2001)
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Museum of London 1989, Pewter, A celebration of the craft, No.130
Hornsby, Pewter of the Western World, Fig.26
Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln, 1962, No.232.
Harvard House, Pewter and the British Monarchy,
In religious symbolism the lion represents God (and Judah), but this rather naive beast may have been a reference to the continuation of the monarchy. Flat-lids are also occasionaly found with wriggled lion motifs.
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