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Mustard pot: M.43-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Spilsbury, Francis II




Silver; unusually large, the cylindrical sides pierced with a dog and birds amid scrolling foliage

Silver; of unusually large size, the cylindrical sides are pierced and engraved with a dog and birds amid scrolling foliage beneath a rope edge border. The almost flat cover is engraved with a border of flowers and foliage. The leaf capped double scroll handle has an openwork shell thumbpiece. There is a blue glass liner, which may be a replacement.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960-12-13) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
1769 CE - 1770 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Liner composed of glass
Base Diameter 8.7 cm Diameter 3⅜ in
To Rim Height 8.2 cm Height 3¼ in
Without Line Weight 345 g
Without Liner Weight 11 : 18 oz : dwt
Handle To Rim Width 12.8 cm Width 5 in
Glass Liner

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: o
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: FS
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.43-1961
Primary reference Number: 119253
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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