St. Martin's Church Font, Canterbury
inscription: Restored model of
font in which King Ethelbert was baptized by St. Augustine
in St. Martin's Church, Canterbury. Pub. by J Abrahams, 4 High
St. Canterbury 1889
matching arms: City of
notes: An early model which is
found in several different forms and finishes - white glazed and showing
the open font bowl (the model on the left of the photograph); white
glazed, white unglazed and brown unglazed and showing the font covered with
its lid (the model on the right of the photograph); and white glazed and brown
unglazed and hollow (without bowl or lid). Only the version showing the open
font bowl carries a coat of arms.
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