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One of a pair of salt cellars: MAR.M.34B-1912

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Titles

one of a pair of salt cellars

Maker(s)

Bryne, Gust'v's (Silversmith)

Description

Silver; navette-shaped; the sides with reeded rim and bright cut engraved border above swags and two navette-shaped catrouches; one containing a crest; standing on a narrow pedestal on an oval foot decorated with a bright cut engraved border and reeded foot mount (with MAR.M.34A-1912)

Notes

History note: Unknown before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 72 g
Weight: 2:6 oz/dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London
  • Dublin ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
1794 CE - 1795 CE

School or Style

Adam Style Neoclassical

Components of the work

To Rim Height 7.4 cm Height 2 7/8 in
Across Rim Width 10 cm Width 4 in
Body Decoration

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: harp crowned
  • Location: On the base of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: Hibernia
  • Location: On the base of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: X
  • Location: On the base of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: GB
  • Location: On the base of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.34B-1912
Primary reference Number: 157310
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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