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Current Location: In storage


Production: Chamberlain, Thomas




Pewter, cast and hammered, with engraved arms. Circular with five indentations and five outward curves, curved sides and flat base. The underside of the rim has an applied raised edge. The rim is engraved with tan almost circular shield bearing he unregistered coat-of-arms of David Garick (1717-79), surrounded and foliage.

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A.F. de Navarro Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25 cm
Height: 2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933-10) by Navarro, Mary Anderson de, Madame Navarro, J. M. de


18th Century, third quarter#
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1775 CE


This plate was part of a service made by Thomas Chamberlain of King Street, Soho, for the celebrated actor and manager of the Drury Lane Theatre, David Garrick (1717-79). If the arms had tinctures (colours) they would be described: 'Per pale or and azure on the dexter compartment a tower gules and on the sinister on a mount vert a sea horse azure mane, fins and tail of the first, on a chief gold, three mullets of the second. (See Documentation, Burke) Thirty-one pieces from the service bearing either Garrick's arms or crest are at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust at Stratford-on-Avon.

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in rectangular punch with beaded top and bottom edge

  • Location: On back of rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: THOMAS and CHAMBERLAIN are on two separate ribbons above and below the crowned Prince of Wales feathers

  • Text: THOMAS crowned Prince of Wales feathers CHAMBERLAIN
  • Location: On back of rim opposite to the other maker's mark
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Accession number: NAV.13.1-1933
Primary reference Number: 125197
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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