Rare pewter 8-lobed armorial dinner plate by William Newham of London c1730-55

£395.00

A rare example of a 9½ inch diameter 8-lobed armorial dinner plate by William Newham of London his touchmark and crowned X on opposing sides to reverse of rim. Most wavy edge plates are 5-lobed. 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. This plate is in better condition than the identical example from the same garnish in the John Douglas collection (Lot 132 Bonhams 19.4.2021). Provenance: formerly in the collection of Bryan Darby. In very good used condition with light-medium grey patina to obverse, and dark-grey oxided surface to reverse. 494g weight. REF: C2502

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