- Museum number
Silver plaque engraved with Jacobite and Protestant allegories. The plaque is oval and slightly domed. It is engraved on convex side with scenes: trumpeting angel holding inscribed scroll, flying angel with inscribed jug watering tree saplings, on one of which is a royal crown, these grow from cut-down stump of a tree, beside it lies the fallen part of the tree and a broken crown with sceptre, also broken. The felled tree represents the execution of Charles I (1649). The tree saplings represent Charles II, James II and the tallest is James, the 'Old Pretender'. Engraved on the convex side with the triumph of William III who holds the Bible and tramples the serpent of Popery. There are various other engravings on this side. It is contained in an oval copper-alloy box (with lid) with cloth lining; also contained in the box is a manuscript description of the plaque consisting of twelve oval leaves sewn together between parchment covers.
- Production date
- 1695-1700 (circa)
Length: 7.90 centimetres (box)
Width: 5.80 centimetres (box)
- Curator's comments
- See' Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries', second series, vol. IV, pp. 443-4, exhibited by Octavius Morgan on 17 February 1870, as 'the property of Mr J Parker, found recently at Myter House, Bridgenorth, Salop, where the family of Bache has resided for centuries; the widow of the late Mr John Bache being aunt to Mr. Parker. At her death it came into his possession, but no further particulars regarding it could be obtained.' Octavius Morgan's letter to Mr Parker of 14 April 1870 following the Antiquaries meeting, thanking the latter for lending it to him and asking how best to return it survives with the box. The letter does not give Mr Parker's name but the Antiqaries Journal indicates that he was the recipient.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013 9 Aug-31 Dec, York, Fairfax House, In the Name of the Rose
1988 01 Jul-30 Sep, London, Banqueting House, 'Parliament and the Glorious Revolution'
- Associated events
- Named in Inscription: Job 14:7-9
- Associated titles
Inscription from: Ezekiel 17:24
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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