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Dish: M.17-1984

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Current Location: In storage


Ramsden, Omar (Silversmith)


Silver; spot hammered surface and applied cast and chased ornament.

Silver; the quatrefoil-shaped dish has a spot hammered surface and applied cast and chased ornament, and stands a low foot ring. In the centre is a medallion bearing the word 'PAX' in monogram, and the date '1938' in relief. This is surrounded by a wreath of barley, fruit, flowers and foliage, with the number '4' at the top. The underneath the base is inscribed 'OMAR RAMSDEN ME FECIT'.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Weight: 210 g
Weight: 6:15 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-01-30) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Second quarter of 20th century
George VI
1938 - 1939


The dish was made to commemorate the Munich Agreement signed by representative of Germany, Italy, France and England, in the early hours of 30 September 1938. Was was averted by permitting Germany to annexe the mainly German-speaking Sudentenland in Czechoslovakia. On the same day the British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, and Hitler signed a separate peace treaty. On his return Chamberlain made the famous speech in which he said 'I believe it is peace for our time.'

School or Style

Arts and Crafts (movement)

Components of the work

Material composed of silver To Rim Height 2.6 cm Height 1 in
Across Rim Width 16 cm Width 6¼ in
Decoration Dish

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: OR
  • Location: On the base, beneath the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the base, beneath the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: On the base, beneath the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: C
  • Location: On the base, beneath the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.17-1984
Primary reference Number: 157641
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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