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Dish: NAV.13.2-1933

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Object information

Maker(s)

Chamberlain, Thomas (Production)

Description

Pewter. Octagonal with an applied raised edge, slightly sloping rim, and an oval well with curved sides. The long side of one side of the rim is engraved with the unregistered arms of David Garrick (1717-79).

Notes

History note: Unknown before A.F. de Navarro

Legal notes

A.F. de Navarro Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 2 cm
Length: 31.2 cm
Width: 23 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933-10) by Navarro, Mary Anderson de, Madame Navarro, J. M. de

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1775 CE

Note

This dish was part of a service which belonged to David Garrick (1717-79) the celebrated actor, and from 1747, manager of Drury Lane Theatre. If the engraved arms were were tinctured (coloured) the arms would be described as 'Per pale or and azure on the dexter compartment a tower gules and on the sinister on a mount vert a sea horse azure mane, fins and taile of the first, on a chief gold, three mullets of the second' (see Documentation, Burke).

Components of the work

Arms:

Materials used in production

Pewter

Techniques used in production

Casting : Pewter, cast and hammered, with applied rim, and engraved coat-of-arms
Hammering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in rectangular punch, the letters on the left and the lower part of the other letters illegible

  • Text: CHAMBERLAIN
  • Location: On back of well
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: NAV.13.2-1933
Primary reference Number: 125198
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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