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One of a set of three casters: M.37.3 & A-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


One of a set of three casters


Maker: Bullen, Nathanial (Possibly)




Silver; cylindrical body with gadroon edged base, and bayonet fitting high domed cover

Silver,; the cylindrical body has an applied moulded girdle two thirds of the way down the sides and at the base, just above the embossed garooned spreading circular foot. The cover is attached to the body with a bayonet fitting. The almost straight sides of the high dome are pierced with dots and scrolls in a pattern of stylised flowers. The flattish top has two bands of embossed gadroon decoration round the central ball finial. The side engraved with initials 'M' over 'RL' and a later crest. (with M.37A-1961 and M.37B-1961)


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Weight: 150 g
Weight: 4 : 16 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Chester ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-04-27) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, Early#
Circa 1703 CE - 1704 CE


There is maker's mark, but the larger of the set of three was probably made by Nathanial Bullen

Components of the work

Base Diameter 5.8 cm Diameter 2¼ in
To Top Of Finial Height 14.2 cm Height 5⅝ in
Bayonet Fittings

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'LC' in a circle

  • Text: LC
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: a shield shaped cartouche containing on the dexter three lions, on the sinister a wheatsheaf

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

Inscription present: Britannia

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

Inscription present: lion's head erased

  • Location: On the side, beneath the rim
  • Type: Hallmark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.37.3 & A-1961
Primary reference Number: 158323
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 5 December 2018 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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