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Porringer: MAR.M.2-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

WA (Silversmith)

Description

Silver; miniature two-handled porringer with embossed, chased and puncheddecoration; initialled 'R' over 'IA'

Silver; the miniature circular porringer with slightly everted lip over a bulbous body with tucked-in flat base. The lower helf of the body is embossed with scrolling flutes beneath a punched and scalloped border. Either side of the body are two wirework double scroll handles. The base is engraved with the initials 'R' over 'IA'

Notes

History note: Unknown before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 9 dwt
Weight: 14 g

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early eighteenth Century
Queen Anne
1703 CE - 1704 CE

Note

Maker's mark not identified

Components of the work

Top Of The Handle Height 3.2 cm Height 1¼ in
Across The Handles Width 7 cm Width 2¾ in
Decoration

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: R over IA
  • Location: Beneath base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: Britannia

  • Location: On the outside of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion's head erased

  • Location: On the outside of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: stylised Gothic

  • Text: H
  • Location: On the outside of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: WA co-joined, probably in an oval cartouche

  • Text: WA
  • Location: On the outside of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.2-1912
Primary reference Number: 140653
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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