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The makers mark for William Dyxson was entered in 1561 (see photo of Jacksons page 98). It’s very rare for marks of this period to have a name associated with it. Normally all that remains on the record is the initials.
The church authorities launched a programme from about 1560 to replace the 'old massing chalices' with 'decent' communion cups of prescribed design, such as this. The programme for refashioning old chalices was staggered from diocese to diocese over a period of about 15 years. The large and remote Welsh diocese of St David's was one of the last to adopt the new form of communion cup.