Description: thistle-shaped, the bulbous lower sections with granulated decoration above applied wire bases, each with a single loop handle
Dimensions: 7cm., 2 3/4 in. high
Condition Report: Two fully and clearly marked to underside. All later gilded, probably in the 19th century. All but one with signs of significant wear. One marked example partially detached from handle at upper junction and old repair to lower junction. Also small patched repair to front lip. The other marked example with splits to rim and heavy solder repair and patched to lower body. Also old repair to lower handle junction. One with small repair to upper junction of handle, otherwise good. Another with repair to upper and lower junctions, upper especially with patch to inside. The fifth with handle detached away from old repair at upper handle junction, body apparently good. The final example in good condition for age. Would recommend viewing all.
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Provenance: Most probably purchased by Sir John Trevor, M.P. (circa 1637 – 1717) for Brynkinalt Hall, Denbighshire;
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Thence by descent.