"The Welland Jug" An Elizabeth I silver-gilt flagon with a later clear glass body, maker's mark RB, possibly by Richard Brooke, London 1582,

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Lot 195
"The Welland Jug" An Elizabeth I silver-gilt flagon with a later clear glass body,
maker's mark RB, possibly by Richard Brooke, London 1582,

Sold for £ 6,500 (US$ 8,667) inc. premium
"The Welland Jug" An Elizabeth I silver-gilt flagon with a later clear glass body,
maker's mark RB, possibly by Richard Brooke, London 1582,
the broad neck mount embossed with masks, fruit and strap-work on a stippled ground, domed cover and foot with similar decoration, the cover applied with a small knop finial and having a cast thumb-piece formed as a winged mermaid, engraved around the rim "The gift of Ms Jane, and Mrs Penelope Taylor, to ye Parish Church of Welland Wor=1735", and engraved with the arms of Taylor, height 26.3cm.

Footnotes

  • The flagon was sold by the Church about 1845 and repurchased some forty years later.

    Exhibitions,

    "Church Plate from the Midlands" Birmingham 1948.
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