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Monteith: MAR.M.6-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: BI or RI

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Description

Silver; large hemispherical bowl with removable rim with scroll border

Silver; the body of the large hemisperical bowl is embossed with bats-wing fluting. In the front there is an oval cartouche containing a crest within an engraved Baroque border. The bowl stands on a stepped and spreading circular foot with a gadroon border. The removable rim has an applied scroll border, which is decorated with matting and scalework. Beneath this is chased a narrow border of matt scallops and punched flowers. The base is inscribed 'The token of/ Mr. Jasper Roth/ to his friend/ Aldn. James Clark'.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator, C.B. Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th or early 18th century
Queen Anne or George I
1707 CE - 1708 CE

Note

Maker's mark possibly 'BI' or 'RI' with scallop shell above

Components of the work

Across Rim Diameter 33.5 cm Diameter 13¼ in
To Rim Height 23.7 cm Height 9 ⅜ in
Armorials
Body
Decoration On Rim
Decoration
Inscription

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Raising (metal forming process) : Silver, raised, embossed, chased, and engraved

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Token of Mr. Jasper Roth to his friend Aldn. James Clark
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Engraving
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 76=17=
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Engraving
  • Type: Scratch weight

Inscription present: possibly 'BI' or 'RI' with scallop shell above

  • Location: On the outer rim of the bowl and the flange of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: Britannia
  • Location: On the outer rim of the bowl and the flange of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: lion's head erased
  • Location: On the outer rim of the bowl and the flange of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: m
  • Location: On the outer rim of the bowl and the flange of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Date letter

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.6-1912
Primary reference Number: 119220
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 20 February 2019 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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