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Beaker: MAR.M.84-1912

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Current Location: Mezzanine Landing


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver, parcel-gilt; slender with sloping cylindrical sides and flared rim; the sides engraved with panels of flowers above and below a moulded girdle

Silver, parcel-gilt. The slender sloping cylindrical sides have a silver-gilt border at the flared rim, either side and over the moulded girdle, and on the slightly flared foot. Above and below the girdle are engraved borders of stylised flowers, including tulips, lilies and carnations, some with silver-gilt heads or leaves.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B.Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 142 g
Weight: 4:11 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Beszterce ⪼ Transylvania ⪼ Hungary

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Mid#
Circa 1641 CE - 1656 CE


Beszterce in Transylvania is now situated in Romania and is known as Bistrita. The maker's mark of 'AB' cojoined has not been identified.

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Components of the work

Surface composed of gold
Base Diameter 6.5 cm Diameter 2½ in
Rim Diameter 7.6 cm Diameter 3 in
To Rim Height 14.7 cm Height 5¾ in

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.84-1912
Primary reference Number: 160101
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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