Dish, cast pewter

Dish, cast pewter

Dish

Cast pewter
England, 1490-1500
Owner's mark a crowned feather

The plate bears the crown and feather motif of the heir apparent to the English throne. It may have been part of the household pewter of Prince Arthur, Henry VIII's older brother who died in 1502. It was one of 20 similar dishes dating from about 1500 found during building work at Guy's Hospital in 1899, near the site of Arthur's palace at Kennington.