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Dish ring: MAR.M.36-1912

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Silver; the sides pierced, embossed and chased with birds, scrolls, foliage and flowers

Silver; the concave sides pierced, embossed and chased with birds, scrolls, foliage and flowers. An applied square-section rim at top and bottom. Two rococo cartouches, one engraved with a crest of an estoile, the other engraved with a coat-of-arms per pale dexter gules on a bend engrailed argent three martlets sable impaling sinister argent a chevron sable between three elephonts' heads erased vert on a chief gules a broken sword proper helt and pommel or the point hanging down between two plates (roundels argent).


History note: The coat-of-arms and crest are probably those of Thomas-Townley Dawson of Kinsale, Co. Dublin (born 6 June 1732) who married (20 November 1759) Joanna Saunders, daughter of Anderson Saunders of Co. Wicklow. They had one child, a daughter Catherine Maria (1761-1851) who married Charles Bury, 1st earl of Charleville.

History note: Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

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C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 565 g
Weight: 18:3 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Dublin ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

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


3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1760 : Accessioned as 1750-60


No maker's mark or hallmarks

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Components of the work

Foot Rim Diameter 21 cm Diameter 8¼ in
To Rim Height 9.3 cm Height 3⅝ in
Coat Of Arms Crest Decoration

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.36-1912
Primary reference Number: 140658
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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