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Cup and cover: MAR.M.51 & A-1912

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Maker(s)

Wolff, Thomas (Silversmith)

Description

Silver-gilt; lobed columbine-shaped cup and cover on silver stem formed as a boy holding a ring and pin

Silver-gilt; the spreading circular silver-gilt foot is embossed with a ring of lobes round the central dome, which supports the silver stem in the shape of a boy holding a ring and pin with a stem and three scrolls rising from his head. The silver-gilt columbine-shaped bowl is waisted and heavily embossed with 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.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 46.5 cm
Height: 18¼ in
Weight: 450 g
Weight: 14 : 9 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 17th Century
1617 CE - 1634 CE

School or Style

Mannerist

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of gold Cover Diameter 11.5 cm Diameter 4½ in
Body And Cover Decoration Foot Stem

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: N
  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark
  • Text: TW
  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.51 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 119317
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 September 2020 Last processed: Thursday 18 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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