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Porringer: M.3-1956

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: TS in monogram crowned




Silver; low circular bowl with curved sides rising to a vertical rim; with pierced lug handle, initialled 'S' over 'R M' with below, 'SB'


History note: Birch & Gaydon from whom purchased by Sir Eric Miller

Legal notes

Given by Sir Eric Miller

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.7 cm
Height: 1⅞ in
Weight: 230 g
Weight: 7: 8 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956-10-18) by Miller, Eric, Sir


17th Century, Late
James II
1685 CE - 1696 CE

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 12.3 cm Diameter 4⅞ in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'S' over 'RM' and 'SB'
  • Location: On the top of the handle
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: 1686
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Scratch engraved
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: 'TS' in monogram with a crown above

  • Text: TS
  • Location: On the outside of the rim, to the right of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

  • Location: On the outside of the rim, to the right of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the outside of the rim, to the right of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: h
  • Location: On the outside of the rim and on the underside of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1956
Primary reference Number: 140589
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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