This silver charger dated for London, 1661, but bearing later Georgian or Victorian embossed decoration, sold for £4000 at Stroud Auctions.

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Dated for London, 1661, it was by an unknown smith but his mark, HW above a star, is listed in Jackson’s English Goldsmiths and their Marks.

Estimated at £800-1200 at Stroud Auctions (18% buyer’s premium) on March 6, it sold to a UK buyer in the Gloucestershire rooms at £4000.