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Part of set with a basin: M.10-1982

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part of set with a basin


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver-gilt; embossed and chased with spiral fluting and rocaille decoration. The handle surmounted by a dragon.

Silver-gilt; with embossed, chased and engraved ornament, the handle cast and chased. The enlongated pear-shaped body rising at the front into a curved lip. The short knopped stem stands on a domed foot with circular shaped edge. The scroll handle is surmounted by the body of a winged dragon whose tail coils round the handle. The body of the ewer is embossed and chased with spiral fluting and rocaille cartouches which have tails of flowers and foliage. Engraved at the back and on each side of the neck is a spray of flowers, and under the lip is a rocaille cartouche enclosing the crest of Ormonde beneath the coronet of a Marquis. The foot is similarly fluted and embossed and chased with spiral fluting, rocaille cartouches and flowers. (with M.11-1982 and M.10A-1982)


History note: Walter Butler, 18th Earl of Ormonde, created 1st Marquis of Ormonde, 1816, and by descent in the Ormonde family.

Legal notes

Allocated by the Minister for the Arts from the list of objects accepted in lieu of capital taxes from the estate of the Most Honourable James Arthur Norman Butler, 6th Marquis of Ormonde

Measurements and weight

Weight: 1074 g
Weight: 34:10 oz:dwt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1982-06-19) by the estate of James Butler, 6th Marquis of Ormonde


18th Century, Mid
José I
Production date: circa AD 1765


There are no maker's or town marks

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt
To Top Of Handle Height 30.8 cm Height 12⅛ in
Lip To Handle Width 21 cm Width 8¼ in

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10-1982
Primary reference Number: 119326
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 23 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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