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Pewter plate


A fifteenth-century pewter plate; broad-rimmed with bossed well, marked on upper surface of rim: (in a shield) a swan swallowing a fish (?) with the letter `R' placed on the right of the bird; also on the upper surface of the rim: a reversed `R' and a `P'; incised line around central boss; heavily pattinated with `nature's gilding'. Originally found on the Thames foreshore.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-21

  • Date

    1401 - 1500 (c.)

  • Technique


  • Material

    metal pewter

  • Measurements

  • Width

    54 mm (rim)

  • Diameter

    170 mm (internal)
    280 mm

  • Marks & inscriptions


  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust