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Punch bowl: MAR.M.7-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Nelme, Francis

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Description

Silver, hemispherical bowl standing on a stepped foot, the rim with scroll border applied with putti heads, shells and scrolls; the body embossed with scrolling flutes and alternating panels of matting; the foot with gadrooned border

Notes

History note: Unknown before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 2170 g
Weight: 69:15 oz/dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 18th century
1730 CE - 1731 CE

Note

There is some question about the honesty of this punch bowl. It is of style usually made circa 1665-1700; the hallmarks on the base appear in a line; the leopard's head crowned does not have a beard and is similar to that used between 1724 and 1726; and an attempt has been made to erase an old scratch weight.

Components of the work

Across Rim Diameter 32 cm Diameter 12 5/8 in
To Rim Height 18.3 cm Height 7 1/4 in
Border
Bowl
Decoration

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 6 or 9
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Scratch engraved
  • Type: Scratch weight
  • Text: leopard's head crowned
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: lion passant
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: P
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: FN (or AN) cojoined
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.7-1912
Primary reference Number: 157299
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 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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