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A pair of circular, silver-gilt sideboard dishes, Francis Leake, London, 1683.

The centres are repoussé and chased with the Royal Crown and Rose flanked by the initials I.R. for James II, on a matted ground within a  laurel wreath border, the flat rim chased with scrolling acanthus foliage and flowers on a matted ground, diameter 58.4cm, the backs  later applied with hanging loops, R. Garrard, 1874. The maker’s mark F.L. appears above a bird.

The cyphers of James II would have been added to the dishes at the time of his Coronation.


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