Plate with the coat of arms of Engel de Ruyter, William Hunton (attributed to), Nicholas Hunton (possibly), c. 1661 - c. 1683

Plate with the coat of arms of Engel de Ruyter, William Hunton (attributed to), Nicholas Hunton (possibly), c. 1661 - c. 1683

founding, d 26.6cm More details

Michiel de Ruyter ate from this plate when he was at sea, so it was claimed in the 19th century. That the famous admiral would use such a plain tin plate only added to his heroic stature. It is unlikely, however, that the plate was really his; the engraved family coat of arms does not belong to him, but rather to his son Engel.

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