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Cockle Plate 

England, late 18th c.

Small plates like this were used to serve cockles (small shellfish) in the pubs along the Thames. You can use this one for whatever -- if you're Irish you might like to follow Molly Malone and use it for "cockles and mussels" together. Dark, unpolished finish.Rose and Crown and London touchmarks on base.

$95

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yg73

 

Pair of Cockle Plates 

England., late 18th c.

Small plates like this were used to serve cockles (small shellfish) in the pubs along the Thames. You can use them for whatever -- if you're Irish you might like to follow Molly Malone and use them for "cockles and mussels" together. Dark, unpolished finish. Rose and Crown and London touchmarks on base.

$190

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yg18

 

Flagon 

Germanic, late 16th c.

Cast in two halves with vertical seams - the 16th-century way of making this form. A good "perky" look to it, with a broad base and upright neck. The handle cast in a mold normally used to produce handles for hinged lids -- this one adapted for a lidless flagon. Polished surface.

$395

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ye941

 

Chocolate Spoon 

Dutch, c.1680

An unusually fine example: spiral stem, very well modeled hoof with detailed horse shoe and hairy hocks! Drinking chocolate was fashionable in this period. The hot chocolate needed frequent stirring in the cup to prevent it from coagulating. Small spoons like this were made for that purpose -- they are often miscalled children's spoons, but they were in fact for adults.

$135

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xj17

 

Broad-Rim Dish 

French, c.1650

Wriggle work design with owner's initials MMI (?) on rim and more initials HFM opposite. On underside: maker's touch with anchor, initials HL and 1614, date of founding the business and registering the touch. Dark, uncleaned surface.

$675

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xh944

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