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Censer: M.9-1904

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Gilt-bronze. The foot is hexagonal with ogee curves and a decidedly Tuscan moulding. The cup is hexagonal with projections for the chains at the angles, and around the base of it is a foliate design in low relief. The lid is pyramidal in three stages with turrets at the six angles through which the chains pass. In the lower two stages each side is pierced with a four lighted window, the heads of which form interlacing round arches. This Romanesque motif is set under an ogee-headed crocketted gable. The uppermost stage is pierced with trefoils.

Notes

History note: Hollingworth Magniac; sold Christie, Manson & Woods, 5 July 1892 (3rd day), Catalogue of the Renowned Collection of Works of Art, chiefly formed by the late Hollingworth Magniac, Esq. (Known as the Colworth Collection), p. 66, lot 198; sold for £27.6.0 to McClean; Frank McClean, MA, FRS.

Legal notes

Frank McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 29 cm
Width: 11.6 cm

Relative size of this object

11.6 cm29 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Dating

Early 15th Century
Circa 1400 - 1430 1430

School or Style

Gothic (Medieval)

Components of the work

Surface: composed of gilt

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Gilt-bronze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9-1904
Primary reference Number: 13815
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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