The Tudor Sale: The Private Collection of Harry Makepeace

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November 01, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET

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Lot 3

George III Royal Hospital Chelsea Pewter Ale Flagon, London, c.1800

George III Royal Hospital Chelsea Pewter Ale Flagon, London, c.1800
Lot 3 Details
George III Royal Hospital Chelsea Pewter Ale Flagon, London, c.1800

straight sided with royal cipher engraved under the spout, the touch mark of Carpenter and Hamberger inside bottom, a dated portcullis at the rim and engraved 17W for ward 17
height 8.9 in — 22.5 cm

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $1,560
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


In 1738 John Carpenter was appointed pewterer to the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, and that role remained in his family until at least 1806. John Richardson wrote about this history and the Royal Cypher of George II, in an article in the Pewter Society Journal in Spring 1993. A booklet entitled “Pewter with Royal Associations” being a record of an exhibition at Pewterer’s Hall in 1974 described items 41 and 44, a plate and ale pitcher, which bear similarities with the current lot.
Carpenter and Hamberger are recorded to have worked in London from 1794 to 1825


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