A fine and rare punch decorated broad rim dish, circa 1660
The rim with arcaded fleur-de-lys decoration, gentle booge to bossed well, possible crown punch to rim, diameter 11½in, rim 2¼in, (39%)
A comparable dish, but with double-reeded rim, The Ron Homer Collection, sold these rooms, 14 may 2009, lot 815.
Literature: John D. Davis, Pewter at the Colonial Williamsburg, p. 36, pl. 24; illustrates a pair of 'marriage plates' again with arcaded punch decoration to the double-reeded rim. Ronald F. Michaelis, Decoration on English Pewterware, Part II: 'Punched' Ornamentation, Antique Collector, February 1964, pp. 20-22.