Rock crystal and silver; rock crystal bowl with silver handle with finial of St. Peter
Rock crystal and silver; the rock crystal bowl is fig-shaped on a tapering stem. The silver handle is five-sided and tapers towards the terminal which has a finial in the form of St. Peter holding a key. The three upper sides of the handle have been engraved with a pattern of lines, and the back is initialled 'SA'.
History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London
C.B. Marlay Bequest
Length: 16.2 cm
Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1700 CE
The rock crystal bowl was probably made at a later date than the silver handle, and may replace an earlier wood bowl.
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