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One of a pair of tablespoons: MAR.M.15B-1912

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Titles

one of a pair of tablespoons

Maker(s)

Davenport, Isaac (Silversmith)

Description

Silver; Hanoverian pattern tablespoon; the handle initialled 'M' over 'IM'.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 19.7 cm
Length: 7¾ in
Weight: 71 g
Weight: 2 : 5 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912-06-18) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

First quarter of 18th century
George I
1715 CE - 1716 CE

Components of the work

Initials

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Forging (metal forming)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'M' over 'I*M'

  • Location: On the top of the handle
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: v
  • Location: On the lower half of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion's head erased

  • Location: On the lower half of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: Britannia

  • Location: On the lower half of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: 'DA' in a shaped cartouche with two pellets above and a star below

  • Text: DA
  • Location: On the lower half of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.15B-1912
Primary reference Number: 158327
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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