Date: 1680-1690 ca
Media: tin-glazed earthenware
Size: h(cm) : 6.9 x diam(cm) : 35 x h(in) : 2 11/16
Acquired: 1904; Purchase
Accession Number: NMW A 34779
This dish was made at Brislington and commemorates the kidnapping of conjoined twins, Pricilla and Aquila, born in May 1680 at Ile Brewers, Somerset. Shortly after their birth, the twins were taken from their parents by two local squires, Sir Edmund Phelips of Montacute and Captain Henry Walrond, who sought to profit from exhibiting the twins. The two men were apparently prosecuted, but to no effect.