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

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Romer, Emick (Silversmith)


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


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


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

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


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

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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: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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