Just look at these two samplers. The first one is mine and it forms the major project of my Tudor and Stuart Goldwork Master Class. The second one was sold by Toovey's Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers in 2008 (Lot 3148, 17th June 2008). The Toovey piece is dated 1655. Mine is not dated, but it has more than 50% overlap. I like to think about this - how can we derive information from things that don't have their records anymore.
|Spot Sampler Lot 3148 Toovey's 17th June 2008|