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One of a pair of silver coasters: MAR.M.37B-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


one of a pair of silver coasters


Silversmith: Tudor, Richard (Possibly)
Silversmith: Haines, Christopher (Possibly)




Silver; circular; the straight sides rise from an embossed gadrooned border, and are pierced with scrolls. The wavy rim has an applied everted gadrooned border. On the side is engraved an unidentified crest (out of a ducal coronet a dexter arm, holding in the hand an arrow). With later wooden base (with MAR.M.37A-1912)


History note: Unknown before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.5 cm
Diameter: 5¼ in
Height: 5 cm
Height: 2 in

Place(s) associated

  • Dublin ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770


The coaster bears both maker's marks. Presumably one was the maker and the other the retailer. At least one or both of the silversmiths was related to Dublin, Ireland

School or Style


Components of the work

Base composed of wood
Sides composed of silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: harp crowned
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: 'CH'
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's or retailer's mark

Inscription present: 'RT' with a dot between, in a rectangular cartouche

  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's or retailer's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.37B-1912
Primary reference Number: 162104
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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