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Sauce boat: MAR.M.25-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably West, Matthew (Silversmith)

Description

Silver; oval with punched bead edged border; the sides embossed and chased with flowers and foliage on a matted ground (later decorated); a vacant cartouche under the lip; standing on three cast scroll legs with hoof feet; with leaf-capped double scroll handle

Notes

History note: Unknown before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 120 g
Weight: 3:17 oz/dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Dublin ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770 : no date letter

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

To Top Of Handle Height 9.3 cm Height 3 5/8 in
Lip To Handle Width 15.3 cm Width 6 in
Body Decoration Handle Legs

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: harp crowned
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: Hibernia
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: MW
  • Location: On the base
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.25-1912
Primary reference Number: 119207
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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