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Wine taster: AAL.107-2009

Object information

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The plain circular bowl in 6 lobed segments with punched spots between; simple scroll wire handles. Engraved on base with date 1659.

Legal notes

Lent by Jonathan Gray of The Bill Gray Collection

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.5 cm
Height: 3.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (2009) by Gray, Jonathan


17th Century
Production date: AD 1659

Components of the work

Handles composed of wire

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: HB in a heart (or possibly a shield), it is unclear who this stands for.

  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: 1659
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: AAL.107-2009
Primary reference Number: 185888
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Audit data

Created: Friday 25 November 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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