impressive large charles ii pewter broad rim charger 23 14 in circa 1670



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Antique English pewter broad rim charger of impressive large size. The rim is engrave with a mantled coat of arms, and also bears a set of hallmarks for an unrecorded maker. The reverse rim bears a shield shaped possible makers mark along with a triad 'G' over 'G E'.
Notes on the arms (courtesy of Bonham's):
The arms on this charger are unhatched - the tinctures (colours) of the arms are not designated - and so it is difficult to arrive at a definitive identification of the families they represents.
The dexter arms were borne (in a variety of combinations of tinctures) by various branches of the PALMER family. The sinister arms are probably those of PARKER, first granted by letters patent in 1537 to Henry Parker of Frith Hall, Essex. If this identification is correct, this coat of arms represents the marriage of a male of the Palmer family and a woman bearing the name Parker.
The only identified marriage between a Palmer man and a Parker woman was solemnized in 1645, when Richard Palmer married Olive Parker in Allexton, Leicestershire. The will of Olive Palmer of Loddington, Leicester was proved on 1 February 1678/9.
It is possible, therefore, that the arms on this charger represent the union between the Parker and Palmer families of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Three escutcheons, each charged with a pheon are carved in stone above the porch of the Old House, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire. The building also bears the date 1678. It is believed to have been built by William Parker (d. 1699), whose memorial tablet is in Kibworth Beauchamp church.
It is possible that the Richard Palmer who married Olive Parker was a member of the Palmer family of East Carlton, Northamptonshire and Carlton Curlieu, Leicestershire both very close to Kibworth Harcourt the most prominent member of which was Geoffrey Palmer (1598-1670), lawyer, MP, royalist and Attorney General, who was knighted and elevated to a baronetcy upon the Restoration in 1660.
The charger is in good condition with a lightly polished finish to the front, there are some knife marks to the front showing signs of use. The reverse is unpolished with some flaking oxide.
Repairs: There are no repairs that I can detect
Size: 23.25 inch diameter (59.00cm).
The rim is 4.25 inch (10.80cm), which represents 37%.
Weight: TBA grams.
Pewterer's reference number:
Pewter Society: - Unrecorded.
Cotterell: Old Pewter: Its Makers and Marks - Unrecorded.
Shipping costs:
UK: 20.00
Europe: 60.00
USA/Canada: 100.00
Other countries: Please ask.
Stock number: P-112.
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Internal Ref: P-112


Height = 59 cm (23")
Width = 59 cm (23")
Depth = 3 cm (1")

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