The making of high quality church, civic and domestic silver was a small but important industry in Hull from the late 1400s to late 1700s.

Of the small number of pieces made, even fewer have survived and this work is a rare example. Katherine Mangie was married to silversmith Edward Mangie and Wilbeforce House collection has a porringer made by her husband ArtFunded in 1950. Katherine took over her husband's business after his death although it was very rare for women to own businesses in the 1600s.


Auction, Beverley; private collection. The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register.

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