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Cup and cover: MAR.M.52 & A-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Hohmann, Eustachius




Silver-gilt; lobed ovoid body and cover supported by a stem in the shape of a tree trunk with figure of a woodman, snail, frog and tortoise

Silver-gilt; the circular foot is embossed with a band of gadroons. The highly domed centre supports a stem in the shape of a tree trunk climbed by a scythe-holding woodman, a frog, snail and tortoise. At the top and base of the stem are borders of silver acanthus leaves. The ovoid body and interlocking cover are embossed with lobes. The urn-shaped finial is surmounted by a silver bunch of flowers.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.4 cm
Diameter: 4½ in
Height: 48.8 cm
Height: 19¼ in
Weight: 913 g
Weight: 29 : 7 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Late-17th Century, Early#
Circa 1587 CE - 1612 CE


Eustachius Hohmann flourished from 1587 to 1612

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Components of the work

Surface composed of gold

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: N
  • Location: On the rim of the body
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: 'EH' cojoined

  • Location: On the rim of the body
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.52 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 160120
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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