Catalogue of the Loan Collection of Plate: Exhibited at the Fitzwilliam Museum, May 8, 9, 10, 1895

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University Press, 1895 - Church plate - 107 pages
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Page 25 - King James I., and celebrated in his time. Fuller, in his " Worthies," says of him that " he was better pleased with presents than money, loved what was pretty rather than what was costly, and preferred rarities before riches.
Page 23 - ... containing female heads in high relief; the expanding lip is also chased and has three cherub heads in relief. The cover is similarly ornamented with masks, fruit, and flower, and is surmounted by a statuette of a nude male figure leaning on a rod, and holding a blank escutcheon ; within the cover is engraved a male classical head in profile. English 16th century work, with hall-mark of 1568. Beneath the foot of the cup is the following inscription " + MATTH^VS • CANTVAR ' DEDIT • COLLE0...
Page 9 - ... on which the hall-mark is of the previous year 1515. These, are probably the 13 spoons alluded to in the inscription on the salt, as having been given by Archbishop Parker. Length of each, 7 in. CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE. No. 3,238. Drinking horn mounted in...
Page 24 - ... helmeted masks ; a band of imbricated ornament finishes the edge of the lid and surrounds the base of the tankard ; this has been stamped in lengths and finished with the graver.
Page 25 - ... heads, is engraved with foliated ornaments, and has a band of repousse' arabesque, with masks and strapwork entwined with wreaths, and supporting birds. The upper mount, forming the lip, is similarly ornamented. Its cover is set with a conical crystal, surrounded with a band of silver filigree. This cup, presented by Dr. Butler, King James I.'s physician, was one of those called
Page 19 - The bowl has broad flutings with foliage on the alternate flutes, and arabesques round the neck ; the handles are in the form of serpents ; the upper member of the foot is ornamented with six medallions containing heads of Egyptian type with arabesques between them ; below is an ornament formed of a row of scales resting upon an egg and tongue moulding, both repousse ; the cover has a flat top surrounded by a sunflower ornament ; on the top of the cover, and below the foot are stippled the arms of...
Page 11 - ... thank Mr JE Foster, MA, for his kind help in the following description. 1. Cocoa-nut cup: silver-gilt mounting, 15th century. "A black cocoa-nut cup, with straight spreading lip. The stem is trumpet shaped, and stands on a battlemented and traceried base, supported on the backs of three lions sejant. The rim is connected with the stem by three hinged bands with a cable-moulding down the centre : the edges of the mounting are worked into fleur-de-lis, but those round the top of the stem are broken...
Page 21 - CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE. No. 3,236. Circular salt and cover, silver-gilt, repousse' in bold relief, with strap-work ornament forming three cartouches containing satyr-masks, with foliated pendants of fruit and flowers ; the whole finished in a vigorous style with graver. The base is similarly ornamented, and rests on three demi-monsters ; round the upper part of the drum is inscribed in...
Page 20 - At the present time it is used on all festive occasions. English, 1 4th century work. Length, 24 in. ; diameter at lip, 4 in. CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE.* No. 3,239. Silver-gilt rose water salver. The edge of the salver engraved with foliated arabesques ; the centre similarly engraved and ornamented with a series of depressions radiating from the central boss, the base of which is repousse' or stamped with a graceful pattern of interlaced arabesques.
Page 21 - ... in bold relief, with strap-work ornament forming three cartouches containing satyr-masks, with foliated pendants of fruit and flowers ; the whole finished in a vigorous style with graver ; the base is similarly ornamented, and rests on three demi-monsters ; the cover is repousse in the same style, with three cherubs' heads and groups of fruit between them.

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