important hammered 24” circa 1700 charger
i am pleased to offer this extremely rare 24” hammered-all-over charger by john shorey of london, whose working dates are 1683-1722. this example is one of thirteen hammered-all-over chargers recorded by english makers. there are only three larger, by gabriel grunwin, which are 25” and 26” in diameter. all other chargers that are hammered-all-over are circa 1700. this multi reed charger is in good condition with no repairs. shoreys hallmarks (m 15856) are struck on the front rim. the back rim is struck with three worn marks.