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Dish: M.49-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Whitford, Samuel II

Entities

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Description

Silver; formed as a clinker-built ship on water, with a cast model of a mermaid at the prow and, at the stern, a cast model of a swan with neck arched to form a handle

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Length: 19 cm
Length: 7½ in
Weight: 450 g
Weight: 14 : 9 oz : dwt
Width: 10.3 cm
Width: 4⅛ in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 19th Century
George III
1817 CE - 1818 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration
Mermaid
Sides Of Boat
Swan

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'LC' in a circle

  • Text: LC
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: lion passant
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: b
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: monarch's head

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.49-1961
Primary reference Number: 119256
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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