The Garthorne Plate by George Garthorne

The plate is engraved with the arms of the City of Newcastle as well as those of various gentry of Newcastle from the late-seventeenth to the early-nineteenth century, making this piece of considerable importance to the history and heritage of Newcastle.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
48 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £20,000)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Mr and Mrs F Graham

Its London manufacture demonstrates its perceived worth; a piece from the capital would have greater status than a provincial piece at this time. However, the later engraving on the reverse (1835) may have been local, Newcastle makers and engravers by this time being well able to undertake such work.

Provenance

On loan to the Laing from vendor since 1986

Venue details

Laing Art Gallery New Bridge Street, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Tyne and Wear NE1 8AG 0191 232 7734 www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing

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