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écuelle: MAR.M.68A-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Beschand, Philippe-Joseph




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

Silver; the shallow bowl with flat bottom has two cast shaped-triangular lug handles, which are decorated with a shell on a matted ground . The domed cover is chased with a border of decorative gadroons round the flattened spherical knop, which is set with a coin of Louis XVI. The bowl and cover are engraved with a coat-of-arms.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 587 g
Weight: 18:17 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Chalon-sur-Saône ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
Circa 1733 CE - 1734 CE


Philippe-Joseph Beschand born 1682, was master in 1710 and died in 1742.

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Components of the work

Bowl Diameter 17 cm Diameter 6¾ in
To Top Of Knop Height 11.7 cm Height 4⅝ in
Across Handles Width 28.8 cm Width 11⅜ in

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.68A-1912
Primary reference Number: 162266
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 17 December 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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