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Part of set with a ewer: M.11-1982

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Part of set with a ewer


Silversmith: Rodrigues, João (Possibly)




Silver-gilt; embossed and chased with spiral fluting and rocaille decoration.

Silver-gilt: with embossed and chased ornament and engraved crest. Circular with shaped edge. In the centre, a raised oval cartouche is engraved with the Ormonde crest beneath the coronet of a Marquis, surrounded by embossed and chased rocaille and floral ornament. Spiral fluting radiates from the cartouche to the rim which is embossed and chased with a border of rocaille, scrolls and floral ornament on a matted ground. (with M.10-1982 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: 915 g
Weight: 19:8 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Porto ⪼ Portugal

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
José I
1761 CE - 1768 CE


João Rodrigues recorded between 1761-1808

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt
To Rim Height 4.5 cm Height 1¾ in
Across Rim Width 34.7 cm Width 13⅝ in

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Raising : The basin was raised, and the ornament was embossed and chased, with the crest and cornonet engraved.

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.11-1982
Primary reference Number: 119327
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 June 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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