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Cup: MAR.M.28-1912

Object information


Possibly Townsend, William (silversmith) (Silversmith)


Silver: deep U-shaped body with moulded rim, and girdle; standing on a slightly domed moulded cast foot; with two harp-shaped cast handles; the body engraved two cartouches containing a coat-of-arms and a crest; the base scratch engraved with initials 'M' over 'TE'


History note: Unknown before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 530 g
Weight: 17 oz

Place(s) associated

  • Dublin ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1730 CE - Circa 1740 CE

Components of the work

To Top Of Handles Height 16.8 cm Height 6 5/8 in
Across The Handles Width 21 cm Width 8 1/4 in
Armorials Bowl Foot Handles

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: harp crowned
  • Location: To the tight of a handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: Hibernia
  • Location: To the right of a handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: WT?
  • Location: To the right of a handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.28-1912
Primary reference Number: 119208
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 January 2016 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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