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The interior is almost certainly imaginary (as opposed to being specifically of Whitehall Palace), although the event itself could have been witnessed by Houckgeest, who seems to have been at the English court sometime during the mid-1630s. Charles I owne

The ritual of public dining and its trappings in the time of Charles II

Attributed to Peter Oehr I

The Plymouth Fountain c.1640

RCIN 31742

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A Baroque silver-gilt fountain with four spreading basins, repousse and chased with marine scenes and figures of Neptune, Amphitrite and infant tritons with sea-monsters, surmounted by a square column with figures of Neptune or nymphs in ni

The Plymouth Fountain ©

In historic inventories this piece was described as the earliest example of an English wine fountain although in fact it is German in origin. Descriptions of it in use in the seventeenth century noted that it spouted coloured flames and perfumed waters. The fountain was presented to Charles II by the City of Plymouth in July 1660. A contemporary account described it as:

a fountaine carved with rare art, curious figures, out of the tope perfumed fier did apeare and small pipes att the sides that sweet waters gushed forth.