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Cream jug: MAR.M.13-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: IW




Silver; pear-shaped body with everted wavy rim; standing on three cast scroll legs with pad feet; with cast, leaf-capped, double scroll handle


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 92 g
Weight: 3:18 oz/dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter
George III
1767 - 1768

School or Style


Components of the work

To Top Of Handle Height 10.2 cm Height 4 in
From Lip To Handle Width 9.5 cm Width 3 3/4 in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WM
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Scratch engraved
  • Type: Initials
  • 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: M
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: I.W, star above, flowerhead below, in a circular punch
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.13-1912
Primary reference Number: 157314
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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