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Porringer: M.4 & A-1950

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: IH

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Description

Silver; two-handled porringer and cover with wide borders of chased acanthus leaves

Silver, raised, with cast handles, and embossed and chased decoration. The circular bowl is slightly everted at the rim, and has two cast scroll handles with beaded edge and female head thumbpieces. The bowl stands on a low splayed foot with a flat foot-ring. The lower part of the bowl is embossed and chased with a broad border of acanthus and stiff leaves, and is engraved with the arms, gules two lions passant guardant in pale argent with a rose above, on an oval surrounded by foliated scrolls, and having at the top a female mask with a panache of feathers on its head. The slightly domed cover is similarly decorated and has a knop formed from four leaves.

Notes

History note: The arms may be those of Haldon, Jamare, L'Estrange or De La Mare

History note: Mrs Riches had use of the bequest for her lifetime

Legal notes

T.H. Riches Bequest, 1935

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.5 cm
Height: 5¼ in
Width: 17 cm
Width: 6¾ in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1935) by Riches, Thomas Henry

Dating

Charles II
17th Century, Late
1680 CE - 1681 CE

Components of the work

Armorials
Bowl
Cover
Decoration
Foot

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: c
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: 'IH' over a fleur-de-lys between two pellets

  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4 & A-1950
Primary reference Number: 140596
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 September 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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