Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852)
Manufactured John Hardman & Company Silversmiths
"Dish. Silver, parcel-gilt. Circular; the print in the central depression enamelled in black, blue, and green with the arms and crest of Benson, bordered by spiralling ribbed convex lobes, gilt. Beyond, the inscription: "+ HenryBenson + Esquire + from his grateful friend A + W + Pugin + March XXVI, A+D + MDCCCXLVIII." The edge of the depression filled with broad concave lobes, also spiralling; the wide border engraved with a running pattern of trefoil-headed foliage. The mouldings at the edge and elsewhere gilt. Marks: Birmingham hallmark for 1847-8; maker's mark of John Hardman & Company. Diameter: 41cm / 16 in. Date: 1848." — Shirley Bury, Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Art: The Handley-Read Collection, pp. 36-37
Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Art: The Handley-Read Collection. Ed. Simon Jarvis. London: Royal Academy, 1972. Nos. B1115.
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