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Pelican in her piety

The “pelican in her piety” mark is recorded in the Norwich section of Jackson’s “Gold & Silver Marks of England” on silver spoons and a communion cup during the period 1624-39.
Bonhams state on their website that “current scholarship suggests the mark of pelican in its piety may be that of Daniel Aynesworth”.
In (1622-3) the names of Philip Smith and Daniel Aynesworth are recorded as being elected Masters or Wardens of the Norwich goldsmiths; and for a number of years afterwards these officers were regularly chosen, and authentic assays made. Information courtesy of The Internet Archive “English goldsmiths and their marks….”

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Pelican in her piety

The “pelican in her piety” mark is recorded in the Norwich section of Jackson’s “Gold & Silver Marks of England” on silver spoons and a communion cup during the period 1624-39.
Bonhams state on their website that “current scholarship suggests the mark of pelican in its piety may be that of Daniel Aynesworth”.
In (1622-3) the names of Philip Smith and Daniel Aynesworth are recorded as being elected Masters or Wardens of the Norwich goldsmiths; and for a number of years afterwards these officers were regularly chosen, and authentic assays made. Information courtesy of The Internet Archive “English goldsmiths and their marks….”

  • 1632

    Pelican in her piety

    10197 Antique Norwich Silver Wine Cup

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    An exceptionally rare piece of early East Anglian provincial silver dating to the reign of Charles I. The silver cup, of plain simple form, has a tapering bowl with cast baluster stem and spreading foot. Contains 120ml. Weight 118 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 13cm. Diameter 7.8 (top), 6.8cm (foot). Norwich 1632. Maker’s mark “Pelican in her Piety”. Sterling silver.

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