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Serving spoon: M.1-1999

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Phipps, William A.

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Description

Britannia standard silver; the back of the bowl has a rat tail; the surface is spot hammered.
Marks: (1) Maker's mark WAP in rectangle for William A. Phipps (2) Britannia standard mark (3) Leopard's head (4) Date letter X

Notes

History note: Purchased by the donor (brother of the maker) in 1998. Exhibited at Leighton House, London, November 1998

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Margaret A. Robertson

Measurements and weight

Length: 50.5 cm
Weight: 605 g

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1999-01-18) by Robertson, Margaret A.

Dating

Late 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1997

Components of the work

Spoon composed of silver

Techniques used in production

Forged (metal formed) : Silver, forged

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'WAP' in a rectangle cartouche

  • Location: On the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: Britannia

  • Location: On the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: On the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: X
  • Location: On the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Date letter

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1999
Primary reference Number: 28817
Entry form number: 102
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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