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Cup and cover: MAR.M.50 & A-1912

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Maker(s)

Fischer, Franz (Silversmith)

Description

Silver-gilt; lobed ovoid body and cover supported by a stem in the shape of a tree trunk with figure of a woodman

Silver-gilt; the spreading circular silver-gilt foot is embossed with a ring of lobes round a central dome, which supports the silver stem in the shape of a tree trunk encircled by a creeper, and the figure of an ax-wielding woodman. The ovoid silver-gilt body and interlocking cover are embossed with lobes. The silver finial is formed as a bunch of flowers.

Notes

History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8 cm
Diameter: 3¼ in
Height: 33.3 cm
Height: 13⅛ in
Weight: 281 g
Weight: 9 oz

Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Early 17th Century
1600 CE - 1653 CE

Note

Franz Fischer's surname is also spelt Vischer

School or Style

Mannerist

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of gold Body Foot Stem Woodcutter

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: HERMEN FISSINGER ANNO 1618
  • Location: On foot
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: N
  • Location: On the rim of the body
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: a fish

  • Location: On the rim of the body
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.50 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 119316
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 November 2019 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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