Samuel Pepys Silver Plate

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Samuel Pepys was born in Salisbury Court just off Fleet Street, on this day – 23 February 1633. On New Year’s Eve 1666 he wrote in his famous diary we “One thing I reckon remarkable in my owne condition is, that I am come to abound in good plate, so as at all entertainments to be served wholly with silver plates, having two dozen and a half”.  Most people used plate made of pewter. Very little 17th century silver, of…

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