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Salver: MAR.M.86-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

(Silversmith)

Description

Silver, parcel-gilt; circular with shallow central depression and broad flat rim with crimped border. The border is highly embossed and chased with silver flowers and scrolling foliage on a gilt ground.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 458 g
Weight: 14:14 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Moscow ⪼ Russia

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
Production date: AD 1793

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt Across Rim Diameter 22 cm Diameter 10⅜ in
To Rim Height 1.5 cm Height ¾ in
Decoration

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Raising : The dish was raised, the edges crimped and the flowers and foliage embossed and chased. The surface, apart from the flowers and foliage was then gilt.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: St. George and the dragon

  • Location: On the upper surface of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: '1793' over 'AT'

  • Location: On the upper surface of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Date and assayer's mark
  • Text:
  • Location: On the upper surface of the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.86-1912
Primary reference Number: 162097
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 December 2013 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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