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Snuffer tray: M/P.1-1922

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Mettayer, Lewis (Silversmith)


Silver; rectangular with cut corners, with baluster-shaped handle

Silver; the rectangular tray with cut corners and moulded rim stands on four pad feet. The baluster-shaped handle is set at right-angles to the long side and has a finger loop beneath. The centre of the tray is engraved with royal armorials and the monogram 'AR' for Queen Anne; the handle is engraved with two crests


History note: Not known before Spencer George Perceval, Esq.

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 295 g
Weight: 9: 9 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


Early 18th Century
Queen Anne
1707 CE - 1708 1708 CE

School or Style

Queen Anne

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

To Top Of Handle: Height 3.8 cm Height 1⅜ in
Across The Sides: Width 18.4 cm Width 7¼ in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AR
  • Location: Either side of Royal crown on front of tray
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Initials
  • Location: Around the Royal armorials on the fron of the tray
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Inscription
  • Text: Britannia
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Hallmark
  • Text: lion's head erased
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Hallmark
  • Text: m
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Hallmark
  • Text: ME
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.1-1922
Primary reference Number: 119229
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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