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Ewer: MAR.M.79-1912

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Unknown (Silversmith)


Silver, parcel-gilt; cylindrical body decorated with straps and a grotesque mask.

Silver, parcel-gilt; the heavy cylindrical body has an applied moulded lip ring and two applied girdles. The body has an all-over pattern of slightly raised straps on a matted parcel-gilt ground. The spout is cast in the form of a grotesque mask. The body stands on an undecorated spreading circular foot. The angular handle teminates in a scroll.


History note: J. Bossard Collection, Luzern; sold Munich, Hugo Helbing, 2 May 1911 and following days, Sammlung J. Bossard, Luzern II Abteilung Privat-Sammlung nebst Anhang, p. 13, lot 94, and pl. 13.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 674 g
Weight: 21:13 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Madrid ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 16th Century
Production date: circa AD 1590

School or Style


Components of the work

Top Of The Handle Height 14.2 cm Height 5⅝ in
Spout To Handle Width 17.8 cm Width 7 in
Body Decoration Spout Surface

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.79-1912
Primary reference Number: 119330
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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