M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
GEORGE V SILVER WINE TASTER
D & J Wellby, London, 1912
Set with 1575 Elizabeth I Silver Sixpence
Of very heavy gauge silver,
the shallow round dish with an inset 1575 Elizabeth I silver sixpence,
the flaring sides with spiraled flutes and 'godrons', and embossed grape and leaves,
all between upper and lower rows of beading;
the side with a coiled snake handle
The 1575 Sixpence :
Obverse: Crowned Bust of Elizabeth with Tudor rose to the right,
ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA
(Elizabeth by the grace of God Queen of England France & Ireland).
Reverse : Arms of England & France over long cross, '1575' date above,
POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV
(I have made God my helper)
Condition : Impressive weight and 'hand'; excellent condition with wear appropriate to age and usage;
excellent marks to the outer rim; considerable surface wear to the sixpence
3.75" Diameter, the Bowl / 4.75" Over Handle / 3.9 oz.
Also See :
EARLY ENGLISH WINE TASTERS :
Their Lore, Influences ...
& The 'Disputes' of Name & Purpose
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GEORGE V SILVER WINE TASTER Set with 1575 Elizabeth I Silver Sixpence, London, 1912
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