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Fruit Dish: M.4-1999

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Current Location: In storage


Fruit Dish


Silversmith: Alexander, Philip Frederick




Silver; circular with slightly everted rim, hammered pierced embossed and chased with openwork border of roses and stylised leaves.

Silver, hammered, pierced, embossed and chased, and punched. Circular with slightly everted rim, deep curved sides, and slightly convex centre. The surface on both sides is hammered. Round the top of the sides where they curve out towards the edge, there is a border of ten embossed and chased wild roses linked by stems with three pairs of leaves, with the background cut away. Round the edge there is a narrow line of punching.


History note: Given to Miss Philpott with M.5-1999 in appreciation of her services as Secretary of the Cambridge Arts and Crafts Society, by members of the Society in May 1913. Terence Hodgkinson (7th October 1913 - 4th October 1999)

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Given by Terence Hodgkinson

Measurements and weight

Weight: 360 g
Weight: 11 : 11 oz : dwt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1999) by Hodgkinson, Terence


20th Century, Early
Edward V
1912 CE - 1913 CE

School or Style

Arts and Crafts (movement)

Components of the work

Across Rim Diameter 3.7 cm Diameter 9⅝ in
To Rim Height 3.9 cm Height 1⅜ in

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Hammered : Silver, hammered, pierced, embossed and chased, and punched

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: maker's mark in 'P.F.A' in oval punch

  • Text: P.F.A
  • Location: On the front near the outer edge
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: r
  • Location: On the front near the outer edge
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the front near the outer edge
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: On the front near the outer edge
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1999
Primary reference Number: 28842
Entry form number: 113
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 June 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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