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Epergne: MAR.M.19 & A-I-1912

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Romer, Emick

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Description

Silver; the oval openwork stand holding a central basket, with four brackets holding four small baskets

Silver; the top of the stand has a gadroon border above spreading sides, which are pierced with panels of quatrefoils, stars and lozenges between embossed scrolls. There are four cast double-scrolled legs suspended with cast and chased scrolling foliage, standing on four ornate openwork cast rocaille feet. The detachable lozenge-shaped basket is similarly pierced and embossed, with an applied openwork border of scrolls and flowers. The four scrolling branches have applied leaves. They attach to the top of the legs, and support four low circular dishes embossed with scrolling flutes and beads within an openwork applied border of scrolls and flowers. Each of the bowls is engraved with a crest of a greyhound courant in front of an oak tree for Daly, Kennedy, Molloy, or O'Mulloy

Notes

History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 35 cm
Height: 13 3/4 in
Weight: 2260 g
Weight: 72:13 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Mid
George II
1759 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Central Basket Width 28 cm Width 11 in
Decoration
Legs And Branches
Stand And Baskets

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: '1' to '4'
  • Location: At the tope of each leg on the socket for the branch
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Numbered
  • Text: '1' to '4'
  • Location: At the end of each branch
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Numbered
  • Text: leopard's head crowned
  • Location: On the rim of the stand and the base of the central basket
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: lion passant
  • Location: On the stand, baskets and branches
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: D
  • Location: On the rim of the stand and the base of the central basket
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: ER
  • Location: On the stand, baskets and three of the branches
  • Method of creation: Stuck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.19 & A-I-1912
Primary reference Number: 119226
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 December 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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