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Sauce boat: MAR.M.31-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Probably West, Matthew (Silversmith)


Silver; a deep oval with gadroon edged border; the sides undecorated; standing on three cast scroll legs with shell capitals and hoof feet; with leaf capped double scroll handle; the base scratch engraved with the initials 'D' over 'TG'


History note: Unknown before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 220 g
Weight: 7 oz

Place(s) associated

  • Dublin ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

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


Last quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1786 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

To Top Of Handle Height 10.8 cm Height 4¼ in
From Lip To Handle Width 15.6 cm Width 6¼ in
Body Handle Initials Legs

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'D' over 'TG'

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Scratch engraved
  • Type: Initals
  • Text: harp crowned
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: Hibernia
  • Location: To the right of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: MW
  • Location: To the right of the handle
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.31-1912
Primary reference Number: 119210
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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