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Cruet: AAL.12-1932

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Maker(s)

Keith & Co (Silversmith)

Description

Silver-gilt and matted; the baluster-shaped body on spreading circular foot, beneath a domed cover surmounted by a cross rising from a ring of trefoils.

Silver-gilt and matted; the cruet has a baluster body and sparrow's beak spout, and stands on a stepped circular spreading foot. A border at the top of the body is engraved with a Gothic pattern of leaves, beneath which the body is fluted and devided into four panels by applied straps decorated with punched circles and a rope edge. The foot stands on a pierced gallery beneath an applied rope border. The slightly domed hinged cover is surmounted by a cross rising from a ring of trefoils. The handle is formed from a rope edged circle within a scroll, the area between being filled with a pierced grill of Gothic design. On the base is an inscription: To the Honour of God / and in memory of / Reginald Charles Coleridge / this Flagon was presented to / Hartford Parish Church / by his friends / many of whom were his comrades / in the Church Lad's Brigade / and the Boy Scouts / he went to his rest on the / 15 April 1912 / his body went down into the deep / with the wreck of the S.S. Titanic / and now sleeps in the hope / until the Sea shall / give up Her dead.

Legal notes

Lent by Hartford Parish Church Council

Measurements and weight

Weight: 340 g
Weight: 10 :`8 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1932) by Hartford Parish Church Council

Dating

Early 20th century
Edward VII
1907 - 1908 1908

School or Style

Gothic Revival

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface: composed of gold Foot: Diameter 7.8 cm Diameter 3 in
To Top Of Cross: Height 19.8 cm Height 7⅞ in
Borders: Inscription:

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: To the Honour of God / and in memory of / Reginald Charles Coleridge / this Flagon was presented to / Hartford Parish Church / by his friends / many of whom were his comrades / in the Church Lad's Brigade / and the Boy Scouts / he went to his rest on the / 15 April 1912 / his body went down into the deep / with the wreck of the S.S. Titanic / and now sleeps in the hope / until the Sea shall / give up Her dead.
  • Location: Underneath the base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Inscription
  • Text: Keith & Co. London
  • Location: Underneath the base
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Maker's name

Inscription present: in a two lobed cartouche

  • Text: WK
  • Location: On surface of cover and on rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On surface of cover and on rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Hallmark
  • Text: r
  • Location: On surface of cover and on rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Hallmark

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: On rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: AAL.12-1932
Primary reference Number: 159896
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 25 September 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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