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Bread basket: MAR.M.18-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: uncertain

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Description

Silver, oval, the everted sides pierced and embossed; with hinged handle

Silver; the oval basket has everted sides pierced with panels of scrolling foliage between scrolling ribs of embossed graduated beads. The rim has an applied border of beads and swags of husks. The oval collet foot is pieced with a geometric pattern of quatrefoils, crosses, dots and dashes between two applied rope borders. The hinged handle has cast scroll-shaped sides with beads and shells beneath a hollow domed centre. In the centre of the basket is engraved a vacant Rococo cartouche.

Notes

History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 895 g
Weight: 28: 15 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
1758 CE - 1759 CE

Note

Maker's mark not legible, but two letters over an 'S'

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

To Top Of Handle Height 24.8 cm Height 9¾ in
Across Rim Width 32.5 cm Width 12¾ in
Decoration
Handle

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Piercing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

  • Location: On the top of the everted rim, next to the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the top of the everted rim, next to the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: C
  • Location: On the top of the everted rim, next to the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: two letters, possibly 'L' and 'A' over 'S'

  • Location: On the top of the everted rim, next to the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.18-1912
Primary reference Number: 140649
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 May 2018 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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