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Cup: MAR.M.74-1912

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Elioet, Fransoys (Silversmith)


Silver-gilt; highly domed foot and gourd-shaped bowl embossed and chased with strapwork, pavillions, swags, fruit and flowers.

Silver-gilt, embossed, chased, and matted. The circular foot is stepped and highly domed in the centre. It supports a waisted ovoid knop with three applied phoenix-headed scrolls holding pendants. The foot and knop are embossed and chased with borders of shells, strapwork, fruit and foliage. The bowl, in the shape of a waisted gourd, is embossed and chased with strapwork, swags, pavillions and flowers on a matted ground.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 306 g
Weight: 9 : 17 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Utrecht ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912-06-18) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Second quarter of 17th century
Production date: probably AD 1628


Fransoys Elioet's name is also spelt Franssoys Eelioet, active 1607-42

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface composed of gold Base Diameter 9.2 cm Diameter 3⅝ in
Rim Diameter 9 cm Diameter 3½ in
To Rim Height 22 cm Height 8⅝ in
Bowl Decoration Foot Scrolls On Stem

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a pair of antlers

  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: a shield in a double circle

  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: in shield

  • Text: L
  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Date letter

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.74-1912
Primary reference Number: 160121
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 9 September 2020 Last processed: Thursday 18 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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