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Bowl: M/P.3-1940

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Walsh, Stephen




Silver; embossed and chased with borders and cartouches of flowers

Silver; circular with broad everted rim; standing on a slightly domed circular pedestal foot. The rim has an applied openwork border of roses, buds and leaves, above an embossed and chased border of flowers and leaves on a matted ground. Of the four cartouches, three contain embossed flowers, the forth is inscribed “Grace”. The foot has a narrow border of chased flowers.


History note: Unknown before Miss G.F. Clarke

Legal notes

Miss G.F. Clarke Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 265 g
Weight: 8:10 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Cork ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1940) by Clarke, Grace F., Miss


19th Century, second half#
Production date: circa AD 1870 : Victorian


The bowl was probably made in the mid to late 19th Centuryand has 'let in marks'. A disk of silver has been inserted between the bowl and the foot with the earlier marks ‘SW’ over ‘STERLING’ and ‘SW’ over ‘WALSH’ for Stephen Walsh of Cork, circa 1760

School or Style

Rococo Revival

Components of the work

Interior composed of gilt
Rim Diameter 12.5 cm Diameter 5 in
To Rim Height 8 cm Height 3⅛ in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Grace
  • Location: In cartouche on side of bowl
  • Method of creation: Engraving
  • Type: Name of owner
  • Text: SW over STERLING
  • Location: On a disk of silver inserted between the bowl and its foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Standard mark with maker's mark
  • Text: SW over WALSH
  • Location: On a disk of silver inserted between the bowl and its foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.3-1940
Primary reference Number: 119216
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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