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Dish: NAV.77-1933

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pewterer: uncertain




Pewter, cast and turned. Plain, circular, with rim turned under, perhaps formerly 'bumpy bottomed'. Engraved on the obverse of the rim with a crowned ostrich feather.


History note: Purportedly found in 1889 near Guy's Hospital during construction work, but other sources give 1899 as the date; Hilton-Price Collection; A.F. de Navarro Collection.

Legal notes

A.F. de Navarro Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century, Late-16th Century, Early#
Henry VII
Circa 1495 CE - 1509 CE


The emblem on the rim was used as a house mark or badge of the heir apparent, and this dish and others like it have been associated with Arthur, eldest son of Henry VII (1586-1502). It has also been suggested that they could date from the coronation of Henry VIII in 1509.

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: NAV.77-1933
Primary reference Number: 125278
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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