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Dutch Doofpot

Material: Copper and brass Dimensions: Height: 44.5cm / 17 ½in, Base diameter: 34cm / 13 ⅜in Place of Origin: The Netherlands Date: 19th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: ‘Doofpot’...

Welsh Dragon Trivet

Material: Wrought iron Dimensions: Height: 11cm / 4 ⅜in, Width: 23cm / 9in Place of Origin: Grosmont, Monmouthshire, Wales Date: Late 19th or early 20th century Maker or Retailer: John Bryan Senior or John...

Hanging Cooking Pot

Material: Leaded bronze with wrought iron handle Dimensions: Height: 11.3cm / 4 ½in, Diameter: 21.5cm / 8 ½in Place of Origin: Probably England Date: Dated 1710 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This loam cast, leaded bronze...

Pilgrim Badge: Flowering Crucifix

Material: Pewter Dimensions: Height: 7cm / 2 ¾in, Width: 6cm / 2 ⅜in Place of Origin: Probably Walsingham, Norfolk, England Date: 15th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This pilgrim badge shows the miracle of the...

Pilgrim Badge: Thomas Becket Ampulla

Material: Pewter Dimensions: Height: 7cm / 2 ¾in, Width: 6cm / 2 ⅜in Place of Origin: Canterbury, England Date: 12th or 13th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This circular cast pewter pilgrim badge, called an...

Toddy-iron

Material: Steel Dimensions: Overall length: 48cm / 19in, ‘Slug’ length: 9cm / 3 ½in Place of Origin: Probably British Isles Date: Mid-19th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: Warm ale was a popular drink on both...

Armorial Tobacco Box

Material: Silvered brass Dimensions: Length: 17.1cm / 6 ¾in, Width: 6.2cm / 2 ⅜in, Depth: 3.9cm / 1 ½in Place of Origin: Northern Europe, possibly England Date: 2nd half 18th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation:...

Brass Eagle Lectern

Material: Brass Dimensions: Wingspan: 55.5cm / 21 ⅝in Place of Origin: England or Low Countries Date: Circa 1490 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: English parish church Explanation: This late medieval lectern belongs to a group of 46 surviving examples,...

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