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Wine taster: M.4-1956

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Noyes, Henry (Probably)

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Description

Silver; shallow circular bowl with flat bottom; two scrolled wire handles, engraved with initials 'SED'

Notes

History note: Birch & Gaydon from whom purchased by Sir Eric Miller

Legal notes

Given by Sir Eric Miller

Measurements and weight

Weight: 57 g
Weight: 1:16 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956-10-18) by Miller, Eric, Sir

Dating

Third quarter of 17th century
Charles II
1664 CE - 1665 CE

Note

The mark HN, a bird with branch below in a plain shield have been attributed to Henry Noyes, who became free of the Goldsmiths' Company by service in 1640 and died in 1666.

Components of the work

To Top Of Handle Height 3.2 cm Height 1 1/4 in
Across The Handles Width 12 cm Width 4 3/4 in
Bowl

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the E and D co-joined

  • Text: SED
  • Location: On the outside of the rim
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: G
  • Location: On the outside of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: lion passant
  • Location: On the outside of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: leopard's head crowned
  • Location: On the outside of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: HN, bird with olive branch below
  • Location: On the outside of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1956
Primary reference Number: 119246
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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