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Chalice: MAR.M.63-1912

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver-gilt; the plain V-shaped bowl on a knopped stem and foot set with three enamelled plaques

Silver-gilt; the V-shaped bowl is supported on a narrow cylindrical stem with large central knop. Above and below the flattened fluted circular knop are bands pierced with a quatrefoil design. The low trumpet-shaped foot is embossed and chased with scrolling foliage and is set with three coloured enamel silver plaques, probably representing Christ, the Virgin Mary and St. John.


History note: Not know before Charles Brinsley Marlay

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 205 g
Weight: 6:12 oz:dwt

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century
1300 - 1400


There are no maker's or town marks

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Components of the work

Plaques composed of enamel
Surface composed of gold
Base Diameter 10.5 cm Diameter 4⅛ in
Tim Diameter 9.2 cm
Rim Diameter 3⅝ in
To Rim Height 15.3 cm Height 6⅛ in
Foot Ring

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.63-1912
Primary reference Number: 139874
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 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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