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Peter Bettesworth

Bettesworth, from Steep in what is now Hampshire was apprenticed to Robert Snow, becoming free in 1622. His mark appears on a Charles I silver ewer which was excavated at Kingston Russell in Dorset in July 2013 and which is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2015.502). The mark, recorded by Ian Pickford, Jackson’s Goldsmiths and Their Marks, Woodbridge, 1989, on page 113, line 5, has been attributed to Peter Bettesworth by Dr David Mitchell, in his new work Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London Their Marks and Their Lives, Woodbridge, 2017, pp. 429-431.