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A Set of Four Export Pewter Plates by Fasson and Son
This set of four Export Pewter plates was made by John and Thomas Fasson, a father son partnership working in London from 1782-1798 and are examples of their lucrative export market.
All the plates are in fine condition with fine "as-struck" touchmarks. There are wonderful crowned owner's initials on the face of the rims. These initials are very similar to the set used by John Skinner in his shop to provide clients with their initials.
The plates measure 7 7/8" in diameter and all have beautifully hammered booges. The face and back surfaces of the rims show beautifully turning marks and some lathe chatter.
True sets of 18th century plates are uncommon. These with owner's initials confirm the fact that they are a true set.
Note the double photo with LONDON and what appear to be two "dimples". The London mark was struck so deeply that it created depressions on the face of the plate!