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One of a set of four escallop shells: M.70B-1983

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

One of a set of four escallop shells

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Nutting, Henry

Entities

Categories

Description

Silver; in the shape of an escallop shell with two cast whelk-shaped feet. Engraved on the upper surface with the arms and motto of Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion. (with M.70A-1983, M.70C-1983 and M.70D-1983)

Notes

History note: Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam; not known before J.H. Bourdon-Smith Ltd.

Legal notes

Purchased from the Rylands Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 cm
Height: 1⅛ in
Length: 13.1 cm
Length: 5¼ in
Weight: 124 g
Weight: 3 : 19 oz : dwt
Width: 13.3 cm
Width: 5¼ in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1983-10-10) by J. H. Bourdon Smith Ltd.

Dating

Early 19th Century
1809 CE - 1810 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Feet

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DEO JUVANTE
  • Location: Over crest
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Motto
  • Text: No: 2
  • Location: On the underside of the shell
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Set number
  • Text: 4:0
  • Location: On the underside of the shell
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Scratch weight
  • Text: HN
  • Location: On the underside of the shell
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

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

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

  • Location: On the underside of the shell
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: O
  • Location: On the underside of the shell
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: monarch's head

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

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.70B-1983
Primary reference Number: 158441
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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