sideboard dish and ewer
Media: silver gilt
Size: h(cm) : 4.8 x diam(cm) : 63.5 x h(in) : 1 7/8
Acquired: 1945; Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund
Accession Number: NMW A 50305-6
This magnificent dish and ewer were made for Sir John Trevor (about 1637-1717) of Brynkinalt, Denbighshire and his wife, Jane Mostyn. In 1693 Trevor was at the peak of a highly successful career. A Welsh lawyer, he ingratiated himself at the court of Charles II and was an MP from 1673. In 1685 he was elected Speaker and was made Master of the Rolls. However, he was deposed for corruption in 1695.