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Porringer: M.36-1961

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Andrews, William (Silversmith)


Silver; everted rim over straight sides with a tucked in flat base; the sides decorated with an embossed gadroon girdle and three punched leaf-shaped borders over embossed spiral fluting; with later double scroll cast handles and spreading circular foot


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Weight: 152 g
Weight: 4:18 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Early 18th Century
Queen Anne
1700 - 1701


The handles and foot are not of the style associated with period. The handles are probably replacements, and the foot a later addition.

Components of the work

To Top Of Handle Height 7.7 cm Height 3 in
Across The Handles Width 14 cm Width 5 1/2 in
Body Handles Sides

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LC in a circle
  • Location: On foot
  • Method of creation: Machine engraved
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: Britannia
  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: lion's head erased
  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: e
  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: AN
  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.36-1961
Primary reference Number: 157591
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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