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Chalice and paten: M.48 & A-B-1982

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Titles

Chalice and paten

Maker(s)

Ramsden, Omar (Silversmith)

Description

Silver; Gothic style chalice and paten with fitted wooden box

Silver; the Gothic-style chalice has all-over spot-hammered decoration. The bowl has sloping cylindrical sides and a gilt interior. It stands on a short stem over a large knop which is embossed and chased with a Celtic design of four stylized lilies enclosed and linked by curved straps. Below on the stem, there is a band of engraved leaves and two pairs of horizontal lines with a row of dots between them. The spreading circular foot is decorated with two applied bands either side of a border of embossed stylised flowers and scrolls. Beneath this is embossed a cross. The foot stands on a narrow applied foot rim. Under the foot is an engraved signature 'OMAR RAMSDEN ME FECIT' and the inscription 'H. THOMAS.d.d.AMICI ELIENSES A.S.MCMXXXV.' The circular paten (A) is almost flat and stands on a narrow foot rim. It is decorated with spot hammering, and has the remains of gilding on the upper side . The chalice and paten have a fitted wooden box (B) with brass handle and mount.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. Hull Grundy

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-11-29) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs

Dating

Mid 20th century
George V
1935 CE - 1936 1936 CE

School or Style

Arts and Crafts (movement) Gothic Revival

Components of the work

Box: Depth 14.9 cm Depth 5¾ in Height 20 cm Height 8 in Width 12 cm Width 4¾ in
Chalice Base: Diameter 12.1 cm Diameter 4¾ in
Paten: Diameter 12.2 cm Diameter 4¾ in Weight 115 g Weight 3 : 14 oz : dwt
Chalice To Rim: Height 16.8 cm Height 6⅝ in
Chalice: Weight 360 g Weight 11 : 11 oz : dwt
Decoration:

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: H. THOMAS . d.d . AMICI ELIENDSES A.S. MDMXXXV
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Inscription
  • Text: OMAR RAMSDEN ME FECIT
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Inscription

Inscription present: Gothic lettering in a scalloped rectangular shield

  • Text: OR
  • Location: On rim of cup and underside of paten
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On rim of cup and underside of paten
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Hallmark

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: On rim of cup and underside of paten
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Hallmark

Inscription present: Gothic style

  • Text: u
  • Location: On rim of cup and underside of paten
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Hallmark

Inscription present: monarchs' heads

  • Location: On rim of cup and underside of paten
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.48 & A-B-1982
Primary reference Number: 140602
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 11 February 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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