Pewter 5-lobed armorial dinner plate by Thomas Chamberlain of London c1732-50

£145.00

An excellent example of a 9¾” diameter 5-lobed armorial plate by Thomas Chamberlain, London his mark and name label on opposing sides to reverse of rim. Very well engraved armorial to face rim. Pewterers began making multi-sided plates in the fashion of silver examples during the first third of the 18th century and continued doing so throughout the rococo period. As moulds were costly they adapted circular plates by trimming the edges, and soldered strengthening beads to the rim to the face as on this example, which has twin reeded rim edges. Provenance: formerly in the collection of the late Ken Gordon. In very good used condition with light-medium grey original surface patina. 639g weight. REF: C2096

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