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

Object information


one of a pair of silver dishes


Edward Wakelin (Silversmith)


Silver; circular with everted wavy border, the sides embossed with scrolling flutes, beads and scales, the flat centre engraved with a coat-of-arms and motto (with MAR.M.8A-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 vertical 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: 28.5 cm
Diameter: 11¼ in
Height: 5 cm
Height: 2 in
Weight: 680 g
Weight: 21: 17 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
1757 CE - 1758 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Raising Embossing Engraving

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
  • Location: On underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.8B-1912
Primary reference Number: 157301
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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