The alms dishes: St. Benet Fink Church, Threadneedle Street, City of London, rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren and demolished 1846.
The arms on the tureens are possibly those of Lampeth quartering Blankensop.
The bases of the alms dishes are engraved: "St. Benedict Fink London, The Gift of Dr. Waterland Minister of the Said Parish 1760."
St. Benet Fink Church existed at least as early as the 13th century. (Benet is an abbreviation of Benedict). It was one of 89 churches destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The church was re built by Sir Christopher Wren in the form of a decagon topped by a dome and lantern with a west tower and steeple of 110 feet.
Between 1841 and 1846 the church was demolished by Act of Parliament to create more space for the Royal Exchange. The sale of the site provided funds to build St Benet Fink in Tottenham. The sale of the furnishings realized only 15 pounds 5 shillings! Today the site is occupied by No 1 Threadneedle Street, an 8 story office block completed in 1991. ( Wikipedia)
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