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A wedding dish

Diameter: 21.900 inches

M&ME 1887,3-7, (English Pottery E 154)

Wedding dish

From: Southwark, London
Date: AD 1663

This dish was made to celebrate the wedding of John Garway and Mary Holgrove on 21 May 1663. John Garway was a wool merchant in London who traded with merchants in other European countries. To move his wool he used sailing ships like the one on this dish.

The dish itself was made in London and would have been for display, not for eating from.