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One of a pair of silver dishes: MAR.M.8A-1912

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


one of a pair of silver dishes


Silversmith: Wakelin, Edward




Silver; circular with everted wavy border, the sides embossed with swirling flutes, beads and scales, the flat centre engraved with a coat-of-arms and motto (with MAR.M.8B-1912)

Silver, embossed and engraved. The circular bowl has a wavy, slightly everted edge, deep curved sides and flat base. The sides are embossed with asymmetrical swirling fluting and rows of roughly oval beading. The centre of the base is engraved with the coat-of-arms and motto, VIS UNITA FORTIOR, of Moore of Kilworth, County Cork, with a viscount's coronet above.


History note: Stephen Moore of Kilworth, County Cork (1695-1766) who was created Baron Kilworth of Moore Park, County Cork on 14 July 1764, and Viscount Mountcashell of the City of Cashell, County Tipperary on 22 January 1766.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 28.4 cm
Diameter: 11¼ in
Height: 5.2 cm
Height: 2 in
Weight: 660 g
Weight: 21: 4 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George III
1757 CE - 1758 CE

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Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Centre, beneath coat of arms
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Motto

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

  • Location: On underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: B
  • Location: On underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: 'EW' with fleur de lys above

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

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Accession number: MAR.M.8A-1912
Primary reference Number: 140665
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 November 2022 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

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

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