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A set of six silver-gilt teaspoons and case: M.5-1953

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

A set of six silver-gilt teaspoons and case

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Archer, Andrew (Possibly)

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Description

Silver-gilt; a set of six teaspoons and a shagreen case

Silver-gilt. Each spoon has oval bowl with rat-tail on the back, and a dog-nose terminal with later engraved initials 'EP'. The spoon-shaped case is covered in shagreen and lined with green velvet.

Notes

History note: Not known before donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Julie Gollan through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Length: 12 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1953-07-21) by Gollan, J. H. G., Miss

Dating

Early 18th Century
Queen Anne
1704 CE - 1705 CE

Components of the work

Case composed of shagreen
Surface composed of gold
Lining composed of velvet
Initials

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'EP' probably

  • Location: On the top of the spoon handle
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: maker's mark of Andrew Archer

  • Text: AR
  • Location: On the handle, just above the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: Britannia

  • Location: On the handle, just above the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion's head erased

  • Location: On the handle, just above the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: J (or i)
  • Location: On the handle, just above the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1953
Primary reference Number: 158308
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 February 2017 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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