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Wine taster: M.3-1949

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: SA in monogram




Silver; shallow bowl between two flattened scroll handles; the sides punched with beaded borders and eight oval cartouches containing embossed flowerheads; the base punched and embossed with an eight petaled flower; initialled 'WHWI' followed by a leaf


History note: Unknown before Percy Webster Ltd., London

Legal notes

Purchased with the Marlay Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.5 cm
Height: 1 in
Weight: 46 g
Weight: 1:10 oz/dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1949-07-07) by Percy Webster Ltd,


17th Century, Mid#
Charles I
1647 - 1648

Components of the work

Across The Handles Width 11.5 cm Width 4 1/2 in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WHWI
  • Location: Outside of rim
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: SA in monogram
  • Location: Outside edge of rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: leopard's head crowned
  • Location: Outside edge of rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: lion passant
  • Location: Outside edge of rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: K
  • Location: Outside edge of rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1949
Primary reference Number: 157586
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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