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Cup and cover: MAR.M.50 & A-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Fischer, Franz




Silver-gilt; lobed ovoid body and cover supported by a stem in the shape of a tree trunk with figure of a woodman

Silver-gilt; the spreading circular silver-gilt foot is embossed with a ring of lobes round a central dome, which supports the silver stem in the shape of a tree trunk encircled by a creeper, and the figure of an ax-wielding woodman. The ovoid silver-gilt body and interlocking cover are embossed with lobes. The 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

Diameter: 8 cm
Diameter: 3¼ in
Height: 33.3 cm
Height: 13⅛ in
Weight: 281 g
Weight: 9 oz

Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Early#
1600 CE - 1653 CE


Franz Fischer's surname is also spelt Vischer

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Components of the work

Surface composed of gold

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On foot
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: N
  • Location: On the rim of the body
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: a fish

  • Location: On the rim of the body
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.50 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 119316
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 November 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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