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Cup: M/P.4-1941

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Current Location: Gallery 10 (Octagon)


Spencer, Edward (designer) (Designer)
Artificer's Guild (Silversmith)


Silver with engraved decoration; sloping cylindrical sides beneath a flared rim; almost flat bottom; standing on a spiral fluted trumpet-shaped foot on circular base

Silver; the sloping cylindrical sides beneath a flared rim finish in an almost flat bottom, which stands on a spiral fluted trumpet-shaped foot on a circular base. The body has an applied reeded girdle between two borders of punched beads. At the base of the bowl is a second applied band engraved with an overlapping ovulo border, which is between two applied rope borders. The top of the foot has six sides, which spiral down and out into a stepped circular base; the top being engraved with a border of three lines above a pair of wavy lines.

Legal notes

Given by the Contemporary Art Society, Arts and Crafts Branch

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.9 cm
Height: 5⅞ in
Weight: 315 g
Weight: 10 : 2 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941-11-20) by Contemporary Art Society


Mid 20th century
George V
1935 CE - 1936 CE

School or Style

Arts and Crafts (movement)

Components of the work

Base Diameter 10.2 cm Diameter 4 in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Text: leopard's head
  • Location: Below rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: Below rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: gothic lower case

  • Text: u
  • Location: Below rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: As Gd Ld in a shield-shaped cartouche
  • Location: Below rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.4-1941
Primary reference Number: 140630
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 11 February 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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