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Silver cruet, by Keith & Co

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An image of Church Plate. Cruet. Keith & Co, London. The cruet has a baluster body and sparrow's beak spout, and stands on a stepped circular spreading foot. A border at the top of the body is engraved with a Gothic pattern of leaves, beneath which the body is fluted and devided into four panels by applied straps decorated with punched circles and a rope edge. The foot stands on a pierced gallery beneath an applied rope border. The slightly domed hinged cover is surmounted by a cross rising from a ring of trefoils. The handle is formed from a rope edged circle within a scroll, the area between being filled with a pierced grill of Gothic design. On the base is an inscription: To the Honour of God / and in memory of / Reginald Charles Coleridge / this Flagon was presented to / Hartford Parish Church / by his friends / many of whom were his comrades / in the Church Lad's Brigade / and the Boy Scouts / he went to his rest on the / 15 April 1912 / his body went down into the deep / with the wreck of the S.S. Titanic / and now sleeps in the hope / until the Sea shall / give up Her dead. Silver-gilt and matted, 1907-1908. Gothic Revival. On loan from Hartford Parish Church Council.

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Church Plate. Cruet. Keith & Co, London. The cruet has a baluster body and sparrow's beak spout, and stands on a stepped circular spreading foot. A border at the top of the body is engraved with a Gothic pattern of leaves, beneath which the body is fluted and devided into four panels by applied straps decorated with punched circles and a rope edge. The foot stands on a pierced gallery beneath an applied rope border. The slightly domed hinged cover is surmounted by a cross rising from a ring of trefoils. The handle is formed from a rope edged circle within a scroll, the area between being filled with a pierced grill of Gothic design. On the base is an inscription: To the Honour of God / and in memory of / Reginald Charles Coleridge / this Flagon was presented to / Hartford Parish Church / by his friends / many of whom were his comrades / in the Church Lad's Brigade / and the Boy Scouts / he went to his rest on the / 15 April 1912 / his body went down into the deep / with the wreck of the S.S. Titanic / and now sleeps in the hope / until the Sea shall / give up Her dead. Silver-gilt and matted, 1907-1908. Gothic Revival. On loan from Hartford Parish Church Council.

Image data

  • Accession Number: AAL.12-1932
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/25.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1513 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
  • Filesize: 145.51kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 25/1
  • Captured: 2007:08:16 12:13:22

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20th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_Loan _WF_OPACtd applied British church plate cover cruet ecclesiastical Edwardian English Fitz_AA fluted gilt gold Gothic Revival handle handled Keith & Co matted pierced silver silver-gilt silverware spout spouted Titanic trefoil

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