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Wave rim plate

1750-1770
Origin: England, London
Diam: 9 3/4"; W (rim): 1 7/16"
Pewter
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1972-415,22
Wave rim plate. Moulded rim and engraved crest.
Label:These plates are from the same service and appear to be half of the forty-four plates sold at auction in 1970, along with a pair of circular dishes and seven oval dishes in four sizes. The pair of dishes (1972-416, 1-2) are from the same service.
Provenance:Sold at Sotheby's, London, 1970; purchased by Colonial Williamsburg at Christie's, London, 1972.
Mark(s):Touch mark the Prince of Wales feathers with royal crown above framed by "THOMAS" and ":CHAMBERLAIN" within curved reserves above and below on underside of each rim (Cotterell 873). Secondary mark a label "CHAMBERLAIN" within an oblong rectangle with beaded upper and lower edges on underside of each rim opposite touch mark (Cotterell 873).
Inscription(s):An unidentified crest of a tower with a fleur-de-lis issuing from its battlement on a wreath bar engraved on the face of each rim.