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Skillet: 'Loyal To His Magiste' by John Fathers

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A leaded bronze skillet from the Montacute, Somerset foundry of John Fathers I.

Motto skillets were an important part of the Fathers foundry output for a period of at least forty two years, as evidenced by dated examples between 1670 & 1712. This pan is an example of their well known model cast with the royalist motto to the handle 'C V B LOYAL TO HIS MAGISTE', a cryptogram for 'See you be loyal to His Majesty', King Charles II. 

dia:7.5 in x length:18.25 in

In order to restore level to this pan the two front legs have been built up by a blacksmith, evidently sometime during the 18th century. 

For a similar example see Bonhams Chester, The Oak Interior, 25th July 2013. 

 

Item Code: 4258

£ 2250

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