The Tudor Sale: The Private Collection of Harry Makepeace
October 27 — November 01, 2018
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
George II Royal Hospital Chelsea Pewter Dish, John Carpenter, London, early 18th century
John Carpenter is recorded to have worked in London from 1711 to 1747 and in 1738 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.