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Footed salver: C.427-1961

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Glasshouse)


Lead glass. The circular salver has a raised edge, and is supported on a stem formed by a heavy annulated knop over an inverted baluster, and a basal knop, , rising from domed and folded foot with a rough pontil mark underneath.


History note: Unknown before testator, Donald H. Beves (1866-1961), King's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

D.H. Beves Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 27.2 cm
Height: 13.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-10-19) by Beves, Donald H.


Early 18th Century
Queen Anne
George I
Circa 1710 CE - 1720 CE


The heavy weight and form of the stem indicates that this salver was made during the first quarter of the eighteenth century. Footed salver could be used singly, but were often used one above the other to form two or three tier stands for the display of jelly, syllabub and sweetmeat glasses.

School or Style

heavy baluster

Components of the work

Foot Diameter 14 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.427-1961
Primary reference Number: 26707
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 May 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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