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Tankard: MAR.M.41-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver-gilt, sloping cylindrical sides embossed and chased with strapwork and cherubs' heads

Silver-gilt; the slightly convex sloping cylindrical sides embossed and chased with a formal pattern of strapwork, cherubs' heads, fuit and scrolls on a matted ground. The low everted foot has two reeded borders with a matted border between. The cover is stepped and slightly domed; the outer border is embossed and chased with straps and fruit, round an inner border of gadroons on a matted ground containing an inverted bell-shaped finial. The handle is cast with a winged caryatid. The thumb-piece is modelled as a shell between two scrolls.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 532 g
Weight: 17:2 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Augsburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 16th or early 17th century
Circa 1590 CE - 1620 CE


Maker's mark 'A' with a mullet? below, in a circular punch, has not been identified

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Components of the work

Surface composed of gold
Base Diameter 10.7 cm Diameter 4¼ in
To Top Of Finial Height 16 cm Height 6¼ in

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.41-1912
Primary reference Number: 137661
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 20 February 2019 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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