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Cup and cover: MAR.M.42 & A-1912

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 17 (Flower)


Silversmith: Hallaicher, Hans Ludwig




Silver-gilt; lobed columbine-shaped cup and cover on silver-gilt stem surrounded by three silver scrolls and foliage

Silver-gilt; the spreading circular silver-gilt foot is embossed with a spiralling ring of lobes round the central dome, which supports the stem which is surrounded by three silver scrolls and stylised foliage. The silver-gilt columbine-shaped bowl is waisted and heavily embossed with spiralling lobes in a band round the rim, and near the base. The similarly decorated cover is surmounted by a silver finial is formed as a bunch of flowers.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 44.4 cm
Height: 17½ in
Weight: 840 g
Weight: 27 oz

Place(s) associated

  • Augsburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


17th Century, Mid#
Circa 1640 CE - 1645 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface composed of gold
Cover Diameter 13.6 cm Diameter 5⅜ in
Body And Cover

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Around rim
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: a pine cone containing 8 spots

  • Location: On the rim, the foot and the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: 'LH' cojoined

  • Text: LH
  • Location: On the rim, the foot and the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: a weevil

  • Location: On the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Import mark
  • Text: CF or CA
  • Location: On the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Import mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.42 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 119313
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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