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One of a set of four bowls: M.10B-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


One of a set of four bowls


Silversmith: Alexander, Philip Frederick




Silver with hammered surface and embossed and chased border of leaves

Silver, with hammered surface, and embossed, chased, and matted ornament. circular bowl with vertical rim above convex sides narrowing to a flat circular base. The whole with hammered decoration and, beneath the rim, a narrow border of embossed and chased stylised leaves on a matted ground.


History note: Not known before testator, H.S. Reitlinger (d. 1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Measurements and weight

Weight: 310 g
Weight: 10 oz

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Early 20th century
1904 - 1905

School or Style

Arts and Crafts (movement)

Components of the work

Across Rim Diameter 13.3 cm Diameter 5½ in
Across Base Diameter 6.6 cm Diameter 2⅝ in
To Rim Height 8.9 cm Height 3½ in

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Raising (metal forming process)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'P.F.A.' in on oval cartouche

  • Text: P.F.A.
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: i
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

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

Inscription present: leopard's head

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10B-1991
Primary reference Number: 157647
Packing number: SIL 838C
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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