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Chalice: MAR.M-77

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver: sloping cylindrical bowl on hexagonal stem with large knop, and spreading octafoil foot.

Silver; the bowl has sloping cylindrical sides with applied ornate gadroons to the lower third. The hexagonal stem has gadrooned borders and, in the centre, a large hexagonal lobed knop. It stands on a chased trumpet shaped foot surrounded by an embossed ring of husks on an octofoil base embossed with stylised flowers. The interior of the chalice is gild


History note: Unknown before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 545 g
Weight: 17 : 11 oz : dwt

Acquisition and important dates

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


No marks, but probably Spanish, or possibly Dutch

Components of the work

Surface composed of gold
Base Diameter 17.2 cm Diameter 6¾ in
To Rim Height 22.6 cm Height 8⅞ in

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M-77
Primary reference Number: 159919
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 January 2014 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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