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Cup: MAR.M.43-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Zwickel, Jobst (Probably)




Silver-gilt; the fluted bowl and foot are embossed with ornate gadroons

Silver-gilt; the spreading circular silver-gilt foot is slightly domed, and is embossed with gadroons on a matted ground. The stem has an urn-shaped knop beneath three cast scrolls. The lower third of the bowl decorated with the same ornate gadroons as the foot. The upper area of the bowl is undecorated but is fluted to form a hexafoil rim.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 177 g
Weight: 5 : 16 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Augsburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 17th Century
1615 CE - 1620 CE


Jobst Zwickel was born in Nüremberg in 1560, became master in 1597, and died in 1624

Components of the work

Surface composed of gold
Base Diameter 6.3 cm Diameter 2½ in
Rim Diameter 9.6 cm Diameter 3½ in
To Riml Height 12.6 cm
To Rim Height 5 in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: FE
  • Location: On rim
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: a pine cone

  • Location: On the rim, above the initials
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: I (or a torch) with a Z entwined

  • Location: On the rim, above the initials
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.43-1912
Primary reference Number: 160124
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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