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The Fitzwilliam Museum - Bowl and cover: M.1 & A-1978
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Bowl and cover: M.1 & A-1978

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Ashbee, Charles Robert (Designer)
Guild of Handicraft Ltd (Silversmith)


Silver, green enamel, and mother-of-pearl

Silver, green, enamel and mother-of pearl. The shallow circular bowl stands on a spreading trumpet foot between two wide loop handles, which devide and have stylized flowers where they join the rim and foot. The low cover has a rope border enclosing a dappled green enamelled centre with capstan-shaped knob set with mother-of-pearl

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Weight: 330 g
Weight: 10 : 12 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1978-02-06) by Michael Whiteway


Early 20th century
Edward VII
1906 CE - 1907 CE


The Guild of Handicraft Ltd. worked from Essex House, Chipping Camden

School or Style

Arts and Crafts (movement)

Components of the work

Cover composed of enamel ( green) Knob composed of mother-of-pearl To Top Of Finial Height 10 cm Height 3⅞ in
Across The Handles Width 25.2 cm Width 9⅞ in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 66 / 8330
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Number
  • Text: 2
  • Location: Inside the cover
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Number
  • Text: G of H Ltd
  • Location: Below the rim of the bowl and the rim of the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: Below the rim of the bowl and the rim of the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: Below the rim of the bowl and the rim of the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: l
  • Location: Below the rim of the bowl and the rim of the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1 & A-1978
Primary reference Number: 119260
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 20 February 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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