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Quart measure: M.3-1931

Object information

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Bronze cast body with three banded foot and double ringed rim. A six sided double baluster handle. On the body opposite the position of the handle is the date, in raised figures, 1601. On either side of the date are the raised initials 'ER' surmounted each again by a crown. Although a measure rim is slightly uneven green feet base.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss A. Ellen Prince

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13 cm
Height: 13.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1931-09) by Prince, A. Ellen, Miss


Elizabeth I
Production date: AD 1601 : dated 1601

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Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1601
  • Location: On the body opposite the position of the handle
  • Method of creation: Raised figures
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: surmounted each by a crown

  • Text: ER
  • Location: On either side of the date
  • Method of creation: Surmounted
  • Type: Initials

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1931
Primary reference Number: 12299
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 May 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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