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Tea cup: M/P.1-1944

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: GS

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Description

Silver; small hemi-spherical bowl on low reeded collet foot, in the shape of a Chinese tea bowl; the sides flat chased with scrolling foliage and hoho birds

Legal notes

Purchased with the F. Leverton Harris Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.1 cm
Height: 1¾ in
Weight: 46 g
Weight: 1: 7 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1944)

Dating

Late 17th Century
Charles II
1683 CE - 1684 CE

Note

Maker's mark not attributed

School or Style

Chinoiserie

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 8.2 cm Diameter 3¼ in
Body
Decoration

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: V
  • Location: Underneath the base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initial
  • Text: leopard's head crowned
  • Location: Underneath the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: lion passant
  • Location: Underneath the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: f
  • Location: Underneath the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: 'GS' with a crown above, and a crescent below, in a shaped cartouche

  • Text: GS
  • Location: Underneath the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.1-1944
Primary reference Number: 140629
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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