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Trencher made of beech wood(?) bearing painted decoration and inscription. There is a central roundel, top half with flowers and scrolls and bottom half with a four-line motto; surrounded by border of flowers and leaves. There is an outer band with biblical tags and finial border of scrollwork.
- Production date
Diameter: 13.10 centimetres (circa)
- Curator's comments
- This trencher is one of a set of eleven, with their original box (registration no. 1888,1110.43.a), which has the royal arms with supporters, motto and initials painted on the lid.
It has been observed that the unpainted surfaces are never worn or degraded but it appears the painted side was used for desserts and these ones are badly worn and abraded.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Inscription from: Bible
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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