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Wine taster: M.4-2009

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Current Location: In storage

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Silver wine taster with applied, engraved and punched decoration, set with a portrait medallion

Silver with applied, engraved and punched decoration, set with a portrait medallion. Shallow circular bowl with curved sides, and cast handle; the base set with a portrait medallion of Louis XIV. The interior has an engraved border of arches containing stylised ivy leaves and berries and a punched border of pellets. On the base is a rope edged border which acts as a foot; above this the sides of the bowl are decorated with twelve applied stylised straps alternating with fleur-de-lis. The handle, in the form of two entwined sea monsters, is attached to the rim at right-angles to the body; beneath is a simple bifurcated loop. The legends on the medallion are: on the obverse ‘LUDOVICUS MAGNUS REX CHRISTIANISSIUMUS’, and the signature ‘I MAVGER F.’; and on the reverse, which depicts Louis IV sitting on his throne with the ambassador of Charles II of Spain kneeling before him, ‘PAX PRONUBA’; beneath is ‘MAR. LUD. AUREI. CAR. II. HISP. / REGI COLLOCATA. / M.DC.LXXIX’. The rim, to the right of the handle, is inscribed ‘F.J. de CHASTELLUX 1783’.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Jane Sandeman

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.3 cm
Weight: 199 g
Width: 11.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009-07-13) by Sandeman, Jane

Dating

1774 - 1783

Components of the work

Bowl Diameter 8.9 cm
Decoration
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Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LUDOVICUS MAGNUS REX CHRISTIANISSIUMUS
  • Location: Obverse
  • Method of creation: Struck or cast
  • Type: Legend
  • Text: I MAVGER F.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Method of creation: Struck or cast
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: PAX PRONUBA’; beneath is ‘MAR. LUD. AUREI. CAR. II. HISP. / REGI COLLOCATA. / M.DC.LXXIX
  • Location: Reverse
  • Method of creation: Struck or cast
  • Type: Legend
  • Text: GM or CM
  • Location: To left of handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: P’ crowned
  • Location: To left of handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Warden's mark
  • Text: A crowned
  • Location: To left of handle
  • Type: Assay mark

Inscription present: a fly

  • Location: To right of handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Discharge mark
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-2009
Primary reference Number: 167428
Entry form number: 789
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 February 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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