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Cruet frame containing five bottles with three bottle labels: M.4-1948

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

cruet frame containing five bottles with three bottle labels

Maker(s)

Langford, John II (Silversmith)
Sebille, John (Silversmith)

Description

Silver; cinquefoil-shaped stand with five glass bottles with silver covers and three silver bottle tickets.

Silver; the cinquefoil base with gadrooned rim above vertical sides pierced with a geometric pattern of intersecting scrolls and leaves. The flat base stands on five cast openwork scroll feet. The five sided central devider is pierced with a geometric pattern, screwed to it is a tall cast handle with scalework sides surmounded by a central loop handle of asymetric scrolls. The front of the stand with applied rococo cartouche containing a crest of a boar's head. Five glass bottles with silver (unmarked) covers. Three of the bottles are baluster-shaped on a circular spreading foot; the largest with pierced cover (probably for sugar); the smaller pair with one pierced and one unpierced cover (probably for pepper and mustard). The other pair of bottles have straight sides and pull-off covers (probably for sauces). All are cut with a geometric pattern of hexagons. The three silver rococo revival bottle tickets are of aysemetric shape, with a border of scrolls, and are engraved ' SUGAR', 'CHILI' AND 'WORCESTER'. (see individual entries: M.4.1-1948, M.4.2 & A-1948, M.4.3 & A-1948, M.4.4 & A-1948, M.4.5 & A-1948, M.4.6 & A-1948, M.4.7-1948, M.4.8-1948 and M.4.9-1948)

Notes

History note: Not known before donor

Legal notes

Given by C.D. Rotch Esq.

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1948-04-16) by Rotch, Claude Dickason

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
1765 - 1766

Note

(The labels are marked for London 1836, maker's mark of 'IW')

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Frame composed of silver To Top Of Handle Height 26.8 cm Height 10½ in
Frame Only Weight 980 g Weight 31 : 10 oz : dwt
Across Base Width 18.5 cm Width 7¼ in
Label Width 3.7 cm Width 1⅜ in
Decoration Feet Glass Handle Inscription Labels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 39oz 10dwt
  • Location: On the underside of the base of the frame
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Weight

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

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

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the underside of the base and on the handle of the frame
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: k
  • Location: On the underside of the base of the frame
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: 'I' over 'JL' over 'S', in a cross-shaped cartouche

  • Text: I JL S
  • Location: On the underside of the base of the frame
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: SUGAR
  • Location: On the front of a label
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: CHILI
  • Location: On the front of a label
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: WORCESTER
  • Location: On the front of a label
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: IW
  • Location: On the back of the labels
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: monarch's head

  • Location: On the back of the labels
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the back of the labels
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: A
  • Location: On the back of the labels
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1948
Primary reference Number: 158302
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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