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écuelle: MAR.M.69 & A-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Martin, Antoine (Probably)




Silver-gilt; shallow bowl with two lug handles and a domed cover

Silver-gilt; the shallow bowl with flat bottom has two cast shaped-triangular lug handles, which are decorated with a shell within a rope border. The domed cover is embossed and chased with borders of strapwork and stylised flowers on a matted ground. The lower border is set with four vignettes of putti. The flattened knop is set with a medallion of the head of a woman.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 833 g
Weight: 26:15 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second quarter#
Louis XV
1742 CE - 1743 CE


Antoine Martin registered in Paris 21 January 1722 and worked until 1749 or later. The cover appears to be by a different maker.

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt
Bowl Diameter 17.5 cm Diameter 6⅞ in
To Top Of Knop Height 10.8 cm Height 4¼ in
Across Handles Width 30.3 cm Width 11⅞ in

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.69 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 160156
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 December 2013 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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