The Tudor Sale: The Private Collection of Harry Makepeace

October 27November 01, 2018
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LOT 135

Lot 135

English Pewter Engraved Plate, William Cook, Bristol, c.1800

English Pewter Engraved Plate, William Cook, Bristol, c.1800
Lot 135 Details
English Pewter Engraved Plate, William Cook, Bristol, c.1800

with maker’s ‘hallmarks’ crowned ‘X’, and London label* and monogram II, the well with decorative engraving of a gentleman on horssback in a landscape setting.

Estimate $100-$150

Realised: $96
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


*The ‘Made in London’ label was sometimes used by provincial makers, not to deceive, but to indicate their wares were of the same quality as any London maker’s. Cook is recorded as having worked in Bristol between 1795 and 1812. The curved bottom and polished, unused condition of this plate indicate that the it was always intended to serve as a decoration and that the engraved picture is likely contemporary with the manufacture.


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LOT 135

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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