A fine rare punch decorated broad-rim charger, circa 1690
Lot 199
A fine and rare punch decorated broad-rim charger, circa 1690
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,723) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine rare punch decorated broad-rim charger, circa 1690
Lot Details
A fine and rare punch decorated broad-rim charger, circa 1690
Hallmarks to rim and touchmark to reverse of James Butcher, (w.1689-1698), (PS 1241), Bridgewater, Somerset, incised reeding on rim and punched acorn foliate arcading, ownership triad IMS to rim, diameter 17in, rim 2¾in., (32%)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Robin Bellamy, purchased 1975, (£430).

    Literature: Illustrated Peter Hornsby, Pewter of the Western World 1600 - 1850, p. 50, pl. 71. The author notes that the decoration was created using two or more different punches. A comparable charger illustrated Christopher Peal, British Pewter, p. 106, fig. 41 b, sold The Stanley Shemmell Collection, these rooms, October 2006, lot 120. The latter bears the touch P S, (PS 5376), (w.1670-1690), possibly also a West Country maker.

    A repousee and punch decorated dish by James Butcher sold in these rooms, May 2002, lot 475.
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