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A cased set of two tea caddies and a sugar box: M.7.4-1965

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

a cased set of two tea caddies and a sugar box

Maker(s)

Probably Thompson, William II (Silversmith)

Description

Mahogany, the rectangular box with silver handle and oval mount engraved with the coat of arms of Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam (with M.7.1 & A-1965, M.7.2 & A & B-1965 and M.7.3 & A-1965)

Notes

History note: Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam. Purchased from J.H. Bourdon Smith Ltd., 24 Mason's Yard, London SW1

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm
Length: 32.4 cm
Width: 16.5 cm

Relative size of this object

32.4 cm14 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1965-11-25) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Early 19th Century
George IV
1812 - 1813

Note

The maker's mark 'WT'in a rectangular cartouche was also used by William Tanner at this date

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Handle composed of silver Mounts composed of silver

Materials used in production

Mahogany

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the motto of the Fitzwilliam family

  • Text: DEO JUVANTE
  • Location: Below the coat-of-arms on the cover
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Motto
  • Text: FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM / CAMBRIDGE/ FOUNDERS TEA CADDIES / M.7-1965
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Paper glued to the base
  • Type: Museum label

Inscription present: 'F' with crown above

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Stamped into the wood
  • Type: Stamp (mark)
  • Text: lion passant
  • Location: On the handle and the mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: R
  • Location: On the handle and the mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: monarch's head
  • Location: On the handle and the mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: WT
  • Location: On the handle and the mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7.4-1965
Primary reference Number: 157606
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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