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Mahogany and silver case for a set of two tea caddies and a sugar caddy: M.7.4-1965

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Object information

Current Location: Black Atlantic: People, Power, Resistance

Titles

Mahogany and silver case for a set of two tea caddies and a sugar caddy

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Thompson, William II (Probably)

Entities

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Description

Mahogany, the rectangular box with silver handle and oval mount engraved with the coat of arms of Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam (with M.7.1 & A-1965, M.7.2 & A & B-1965 and M.7.3 & A-1965)

Notes

History note: Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam. Purchased from J.H. Bourdon Smith Ltd., 24 Mason's Yard, London SW1

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm
Length: 32.4 cm
Width: 16.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1965-11-25) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

19th Century, Early
George III (Regency)
1812 - 1813

Note

The maker's mark 'WT'in a rectangular cartouche was also used by William Tanner at this date

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Handle composed of silver
Mounts composed of silver

Materials used in production

Mahogany

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the motto of the Fitzwilliam family

  • Text: DEO JUVANTE
  • Location: Below the coat-of-arms on the cover
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Motto
  • Text: FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM / CAMBRIDGE/ FOUNDERS TEA CADDIES / M.7-1965
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Paper glued to the base
  • Type: Museum label

Inscription present: 'F' with crown above

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Stamped into the wood
  • Type: Stamp (mark)
  • Text: lion passant
  • Location: On the handle and the mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: R
  • Location: On the handle and the mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: monarch's head
  • Location: On the handle and the mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: WT
  • Location: On the handle and the mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7.4-1965
Primary reference Number: 157606
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 9 October 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 7 November 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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