A pair of plain rim plates, circa 1720
Lot 140
A pair of plain rim plates, circa 1720
Sold for £480 (US$ 806) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A pair of plain rim plates, circa 1720
Each with touchmarks to reverse of Thomas Ridding II, London, (w.1699-?), (OP3942, PS7875), rim with the Walpole crest, a Saracen's head in profile, ducally crowned with a flowing Red Cap turned down to front, inscribed HONI. SOIT. QUI. MAL. Y. PENSE, the motto of the English Chivalric Order of the Garter, diameter 9 5/8in. (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Supplied to Sir Robert Walpole, (1676-1745), later Ist Earl of Oxford, for Houghton Hall, Norfolk.

    A set of twelve identical plates sold Christie's, 8 December, 1994, Houghton Hall sale. The catalogue entry records the set as part of the forty six dozen and half pewter plates listed in the Store Room in the 1745 inventory and in 1792 as 85 pewter dishes and 10 dozen soup plates and 36 dozen of meat plates. The 1792 inventory also records In the press in the Maid's room 49 round pewter dishes 18 round pewter dishes, 4 old round dishes, 36 dozen and 9 meat plates.
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