[Sca-cooks] Size of Trenchers
t.d.decker at att.net
Sun Jul 5 17:10:24 PDT 2009
IIRC, there is a painting of John of Gaunt with two square metal trenchers
joined book style on the table before him. They appear to be about 12
A kitcfhen scene by Campi shows round dished plates standing in a plate rack
on the wall. They appear to be able to serve as plates or bowls and appear
to be about a foot in diameter. The color appears to be a dark blue so they
might be metal or stoneware.
> There's an article about Tudor and Stuart table-settings by Peter
> Brears in "The Appetite and the Eye". Data from the records of the
> Pewterers' Company in 1533 suggest that pewter trenchers were about 7
> or 8 inches in diameter. He mentions wooden trenchers, both square
> and round, but doesn't give sizes.
> Brighid ni Chiarain
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