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Walsingham Mill
The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
NR22 6BN

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Rare Late 16th Century Flemish Antique Copper Gilt Charger of Ovoid Form Depicting a Figure Bearing the Rod of Asclepius

  • Reference : 1517
  • Availability : Sold
  • Dimensions : Width 15" x Height 11 1/2"
  • Price : ¬£Sold


An exceptionally rare late 16th Century antique copper gilt charger of ovoid form. Sourced from a private collection within Norfolk, England.

With beautiful repousse work; the centre depicting a Renaissance figure carrying the Rod of Asclepius with a scroll in the other hand and with a book of knowledge below.  The Rod, both historically and in the modern context, remains a symbol of medicine and healthcare.  The scroll possibly depicts an oath.  Could this charger have been made for a physician of the late 16th Century?  One can only imagine!

The central figure is surrounded by a nulled border and outer edge again decorated with repousse work incorprating foliage; swags and some punchwork decoration also.

Condition as per images.  Some wear to gilt and very historic repairs to the metal at the reverse (see last two images); these are stable and do not detract from the charge that still displays well. 

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