Motto Skillet from the Fathers Foundry


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Motto Skillet from the Fathers Foundry

A leaded bronze skillet from the Montacute, Somerset foundry of John Fathers I. Motto skillets were an important part of the Fathers foundry output for a period of at least forty two years, as evidenced by dated examples between 1670 & 1712. This pan is an example of their well known model cast with the royalist motto to the handle 'C V B LOYAL TO HIS MAGISTE', a cryptogram for 'See you be loyal to His Majesty', King Charles II.
dia:7.5 in x length:18.25 in
In order to restore level to this pan the two front legs have been built up by a blacksmith, evidently sometime during the 18th century.
For a similar example see Bonhams Chester, The Oak Interior, 25th July 2013.


18th Century & Earlier

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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