A Pair of George III Pewter Plates by Thomas Chamberlain(Ref: 271)
A pair of George III Pewter plates by Thomas Chamberlain (1734-1806) who was recognised as 'Master of the Pewterers' in London in 1765.
To the front they bear an unidentified inscribed Crest, which would have either belonged to the Family who commissioned them or they will relate to a Battle. They are waved and doubled rimmed. There is some wear to the plates in the form of indented lines/scratches. Reassuringly telling a story of age and use.
To the rear there is a Touch mark of the Prince of Wales feathers with a Royal Crown above and 'CHAMBERLAIN' in curved reserve underneath.
There is also a label of 'CHAMBERLAIN' in a rectangular box to the base at the centre. On one plate there is a hand written mark that reads - 8152 P. On the other plate there is also a hand written mark that reads 8152 and some further letters that I am unable to indentify.
Each plate has a diameter of 25cm