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Castor: NAV.182-1933

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Bacquet, Etienne




Pewter caster with a cylindrical body and reeded base. Pierced screw top with 'collar-stud' finial. The body is engraved with a coat of arms of a man and wife with above, a visored helm crest.
Marked with Ship '1680', and in cartouche silver 'ETIN-FIN'

Legal notes

A.F. de Navarro Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 17 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by Navarro, Mary Anderson de, Madame Navarro, J. M. de


18th Century, Early#
Louis XIV (1638-1715)
Probably 1696 CE - 1697 CE


Etienne Bacquet was received as a master pewterer n Paris on 9 February 1680. He died on 26 December 1713.

Label text from the exhibition ‘Feast and Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500–1800’, on display at The Fitzwilliam Museum from 26 November 2019 until 31 August 2020: Sugar caster with two unidentified coats-of-arms Étienne Bacquet, Paris, 1696 Pewter A.F. de Navarro Bequest (NAV.182-1933)

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: BACQUET over a curved ribbon enclosing ETIN FIN with below 1680 over a ship
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: crown over P.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: NAV.182-1933
Primary reference Number: 125395
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 29 September 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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