George Methuen

There is no record of his apprenticeship or freedom, but his first hallmark is entered as a large worker on the 3rd August 1743. His address is listed as Heming Row, St Martin’s Lane. He later moved to Hedge Lane, Charing Cross on the 28th November 1743 and then back to Heming’s Row 9th June 1753 (register entry without mark). Heal records him as a plate worker, 1743-1761. Grimwade states that his principal out-put seems, from the survival of his mark, to have been salvers, dishes and dinner5 plates. His work shows a high standard of design and finish. It is curious that he seems such an elusive man.