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COLLEGE AND CORPORATION PLATE, 145

reign in the bowL English. About 1704. Lengthy 7 in. ;
width, '>\ in. Barber Surgeons' Company, London.

1876. — 7. PunWi-ladle, of silver. In the bowl is a medal of Queen
Anne, on the outer rim an inscription. English. Dated 17040
Barber Surgeons' Company, London.

1876. — 9. Top of a Staff. The socket of baluster shape, supporting
the arms of the company, surmounted by a helmet and pegasus.
English. 17 10. Height, 16 in. ; width 7 in. Barber Surgeons'
Company, London.

1880. — 19. Cup, silver-gilt. The cup is plain without ornament, the
bowl is supported on a baluster stem, and is engraved with the
arms of the donor and of the company, but with wild cats
instead of lizards as supporters. It is inscribed, " Ex Dono
Gulielmi Humphreys, miles et nuper Vicecom: Londini ad
Societatem, 1706." English. 1706. Height, 14J in. ; diam. 7in.
Ironmongers' Company, London.

1868. — 103. Wine-fountain and cover. (See page 131,) The original,
of silver, was the property of the late Earl of Chesterfield.
English. Date, about 171a

1868. — 104. Wine-cooler or Cistern. (See page 132.) The original,
of silver, was the property of the late Earl of Chesterfield.
English. Date, about 171a

1880. — 25. Branch-candlestick. 17 14. (See page 133.) Haber-
dashers' Company, London.

1880. — 20. Tankard and cover, silver-gilt. It stands on four lions
couchant, the plain bowl having a fluted band in the centre.
The cover, also without ornament, has a baluster-shaped knop,
and is hinged to the handle which is surmounted also by a lion.
English. 17 1 3. Height, 9 in. ; diam. 6 in. Ironmongers' Com-
pany, London.

1880. — 88. Cup and cover, called the ** Tipping Cup," silver-gilt.
The base has a toothed band, the lower part of the bowl having
fUur-de-lys " cut card " ornament ; above is engraved the arms
of the donor, and inscription, ** Ex dono Thomse Tipping Armig.
17 17." The two handles have a beaded ornament ; and the
cover a toothed rim of ornament dSid fleur-de-fys ornament
similar to that of the bowl. Inside is inscribed, " ColL sive
Aul. de Clare." Under the base is engraved, "Coll. Clare
Cant." with the arms of the college. English. 1717? Height,
8 in. ; width at handles, 9J in. ; width of cover and bowl, 6 in. ;
width at base, 3J in. Clare College, Cambridge.

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146 COLLEGE AND CORPORATION PLATE.

1880. — 103. Tankard, or flagon, of silver. The gift of the Corporation
of Mines Royal, Mineral and Battery Works. Date, 17 18.
Maker, Hood. Mercers' Company, London.

1872. — 8. Cup, two-handled, with gadroon ornament in beaten work.
English. I7i9-2a The original, of silver, is in the South Ken-
sington Musetim^ No. 693—1868. Height, 4 J in. ; diam. 4} in.

1872. — 22. Salver, with central gadroon ornament in beaten vork.
English. 1719-20. The original, of silver, is in the South
Kensington Museum, No. 692 — 1868. Diam. 9 in.

1868.— 84. Kettle and stand, with lamp. (See page 134.) The original,
of silver-gilt, is the property of Her Majesty the Queen. English.
Date, 1732.

1876. — 5. Spoon. The bowl has a shield of arms, the stem a phoenix
and flowers. (See page 135.) Circa 173a English. Barber
Surgeons' Company, London.

1776. — 4. Spoon. The bowl leaf-pattern, the stem with shell and
scroll work. (See page 135.) Circa 173a Barber Surgeons'
Company, London.

1880.— 86. Cup and cover, called the "Townshend Cup." Two-
handled vase-shaped cup and cover. A band on the foot
ornamented with raised shell-pattern, the lower half of the
bowl having raised shell-pattern columns on a grained surface.
Above a band on the upper half is on one side an ornamented
shield of the arms of the donor, inscribed "Ex dono Caroli
Townshend Armigeri hujiis Coll. Socio-Comensalis, 1750," and
on the other side the arms of the college, inscribed ** Collegium
sive aula de Clare." Two bracket-shaped handles at the sides.
The cover has a similar shell-pattern ornament on a grained
surface, and is engraved with the arms of the college and a
stag. English. 1735-6. Height, 8^ in. ; height of vase and
cover, 13 in. ; diam. 7 in. ; diam. at foot, 5 in. Clare College,
Cambridge,

1880.— 109. Two-handled Cup and cover. 1739. Maker, Lamerie.
(See page 136.) Goldsmiths' Company, London.

1880.— 108.. Ewer. 1741. (See page 137.) Maker, Lamerie. Gold-
smiths' Company, London.

1868. — loi. Epergnc or Centre-piece. On a stand with castors, dishes
for sweetmeats, &c., and brackets and sconces for candles.
The original, of silver-gilt, was made for Frederick Prince of
Wales, the father of George 111. I is the property of Her
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plate at Windsor Castle. English. Date, about 1 7Sa Height,
2 IL 10 in. ; length, 3 ft. ; width, 2 ft 4 in.

1875. — 22. Vase with covet. The original, of silver, gadrooned, with
four curved handles springing from shells, is in the South
Kensington Museum, No. 562.-^74. English. Hall-mark,
1753-4- Height, 8 J in ; diam. 3} in.

1 88a — 50. Cup, double-handled, with a shield of arms oa one side and
two shields on the other, with the inscription, "Coll. Reg.,
Oxon, Theophilus Metcalfe, M.D., ejusdem socio-commens.,
Moriens Legavit, a.d. 1757." On the lid is inscribed, ** Coll.
Reg. Oxon," with the crests of a deer's head and a demi-lion.
The original is of silver. English, Eighteenth century.
Height, 12 in.; width, with handles, 11^ in.; diam. of cover,
6J in. Queen's College, Oxford.

1868. — 90. Tureen and cover. With leaf and scroll handles and feet,
the cover surmounted by a knob in the form of a cauliflower ; on
the sides in relief are the arms of Georgje III. The original,
of silver-gilt, is the property of Her Majesty the Queen,
and forms part of the Royal collection of plate at Windsor
Castle. English. Date, 1761. Height, 9 J in. ; length, i8in. ;
width, 12^ in.

1880. — 89. Tea-caddy and cover, silver, one of a set of three. Four-
sided box-shaped, widening at the top. Resting on four small
feet at the comers, the four sides engraved with ornament and
floral wreaths in repouss^j on one side the arms of the college,
on the other those of the donor, are engraved. The cover has
similar ornament in repoussS^ and is surmounted with an acorn
knob. At the bottom is inscribed, "Aul. Clar. Cant, dedit
Johannes Hobart Baronetus hujus CoUegii nobilis, 1710."
English. Date, 1763. Height, Siin.; width, 4 in. Clare
College, Cambridge.

1879.-— 13. Coffee-pot 1764. (See page 139.) Salters* Company j
London.

1875. — 23. Vase with cover. The original, of silver, with bead and
leaf omameat, and two foliated handles from which garlands
hang down, is in the South Kensington Museum, No. 564—
1874. English. Hall-mark, 1770-1. Height, 9 in. ; diam. 4J in.

1876.— 10. Urn. 1771. (See page 140.) Barber Surgeons' Company,
London.

1872.— 23. Vase and cover. The body reeded and ornamented with
a festooned band and satyrs' heads for handles, the cover



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148 COLLEGE AND CORPORATION PLATE.

surmounted by a statuette of a boy. English. Hall-mark, ^IT^^
Designed by the architect Adam. The original, of silver-gilt,
is in the South Kensington Museum, No. 55—1865. Height,
10} in. ; width, 4^ in.

1868. — 89. Tureen and cover. Embossed and chased. The cover
surmounted by the Prince of Wales's plume. The original,
of silv/er-gilt, is the property of Her Majesty the Queen,
and forms part of the Royal collection of plate at Windsor
Castle. Date, 1773. Height, 12 J in.; length, 15 in.; width,
8Jin.

1875. — 27. Chocolate-pot with cover. 1777-8. (See page 141.) South
Kensington Museum.

J 875. — 25. Vase with cover. The original, of silver, urn-shaped, with
two handles, repouss/ with festoons, acanthus-leaves, and
bead ornament, is in the South Kensington Museum, No.
574—1874. English. Hall-mark, 1779-80. Height, 7} in. ;
diam. 3^^ in.

1880. — 6. Bread-tray. A shell-shaped tray, slightly fluted, with handle
returning over the tray, standing on three dolphin feet rest-
ing on balls. Irish. Late eighteenth century. Length, 15 in, ;
width, 12 in. ; height of handle, 10 in. Trinity College, Dublin.

J 868— 87. Ewer. Antique classical design, supported by groups of
marine figures, a bacchanalian procession round the body, the
handles formed of figures of naiads. The original, of silver-
gilt, is the property of Her Majesty the Queen, and forms
part of the Royal collection of plate at Windsor Castle. 1782.
Height, 18 in. ; width, 11 in.

J 868. — 88. Salver. In the centre is a group representing Venus rising
from the sea, with figures of Neptune, tritons, &c. round the
border. The original, of silver-gilt, is the property of Her
Majesty the Queen, and forms part of the Royal collection of
plate at Windsor Castle. 1782. Diam. 21J in.

1880 — 18. Ewer, silver-gilt. The base and lower half of the bowl are
fluted, on the plain upper half are engraved the arms of the
company, a beaded edge runs round the lip and the upper rim.
The handles are formed of twisted snakes divided at the head.
Round the rim at the base is inscribed, "The Worshipful
Company of Ironmongers, Mr. John Unwin, Master; Mr.
Francis Hawes, Mr. Willoughby Stevens, Wardens, 1784.''
Date, 1 783. Height to top of bowl, 11 in. ; diam. at mouth,
4 J in. Ironmongers' Company, London.



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1880. — 17. Salver, silver-gilL A plain dish, with broad fluted rim,
beaded at the edge, having a shield of arms of the company.
1 783. Diam. 22} in. ; rim, 3 J in. Ironmongers' Company,
London.

1868.— 96. Cup. The body carved with a representation of the birth
of Venus ; on the cover are representations of shells, &c. The
original, of ivory with silver-gilt mounting and gold cover, is the
property of Her Majesty the Queen, and forms part of the
Royal collection of plate at Windsor Casde. The ivory carving
Flemish (?), seventeenth century. The mounting English,
1785. Height, 8 in. ; width, 7 in. by 4^ in.

1879. — 10. Badge of the Bargemaster of the Cloth workers' Com-
pany. Of silver parcel-gilt An oval shield of arms with
motto. 1787. Oval, 9 J in. by 8 J in. Clothworkers* Company,
London.

1875. — 21. Sauce-boat with cover, one of a pair. The original, of
silver, with garlands and medallion heads, leaf ornament and
lion's bead ornament, is in the South Kensington Museum.
No. 578—1874. English. Hall-mark, 1788-9. Height, 5f in. ,*
length, 7 J in.

1868. — 83. Jar, with perforated cover, for pot-pourri or dried rose-
leaves, richly embossed with flowers, masks, &c. The original,
of silver-gilt, is the property of Her Majesty the Queen, and
forms part of the Royal coUection of plate at Windsor Castle.
1789. Height, 19 i in. ; width, 13 in.

1880. — 9. Cup and cover. 1795. (See page 142.) Made by John
Scofield. Merchant Taylors' Company, London.



SPECIMENS OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PLATE, THE EXACT DATES
OF WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS NOT YET HAD AN OPPORTUNITY
OF VERIFYING.

1880. — 3« Salver. The original, of silver-gilt, is the property of Trinity
Collie, Dublin. The rim, ornamented in repoussi with shields,
fruit, and cherubs' beads, the inner rim engraved, "Ex pecunia
legata Doctore Gilbert." The centre is engraved with the
arms of the college in scroll-work, with cherubs' heads and
figures of Fame and Philosophy. Irish. Eighteenth century.
Diam. 16J in. Trinity College, Dublin.



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1880. — 7. Epcrgne, silver. The original is a circular stand supporting
a tray and four smaller trays on brackets. It rests on four
feet formed by lions' paws holding balls, the brackets springing
from lions' heads. The stand is formed by two bands of
openwork ornament, representing baskets of fruits and flowers
between lions' heads. The edges of the trays are also orna-
mented with openwork, and on them are engraved arms of
college. Irish. Eighteenth century. Height, 7 in. ; diam. of
large tray, 10} in. ; diam. of small trajrs, 7 in. ; extreme width,
26 in. Trinity College, Dublin.

1880. — 23. Staff-head. The arms and crest of the company on both
sides in floriated ornament ; the knight's helmet surmounted
by two wild cats collared face to face with a spade dependent
between them. English. Eighteenth century. Height, 7 J in. ;
width, i\ in. Ironmongers' Company, London.

1880. — 15. Beadle's Staff-head, as capital of a column supporting a
globe, with arms of the City of London and of the Company.
Merchant Taylors' Company, London.

1880.— 26. Sraif-head, parcel-gilt, with motto, ** Serve and Obey."
Haberdashers' Company, London.

1868. — 97. Elephant. On its back are figures of an Indian god and a
driver in Criental costume. The original, of silver-gilt, is the
property of Her Majesty the Queen, and forms part of the Royal
collection of plate at Windsor Castle. English Date, latter
part of eighteenth century. Height, 14 in. ; length, 12 in.;
width, 6 in.



SPECIMENS OF NINETEENTH CENTURY PLATE.

1868.— 94. Vase or wine-cooler. Antique classical design, the body
ornamented with figures in low relief, the border of grapes and
vine-leaves, with twisted vine-stock handles. The original, of
silver-gilt, was designed by Flaxman, and executed by Rundell
and Bridge for the Prince Regent, afterwards George IV. It
is the property of Her Majesty the Queen, and forms part of the
Royal collection of plate at Windsor Castle. 1812. Height,
9^ in. ; width, 10 in.

1 863. — 95. Vase or Cup. Antique classical form, with subjects in
relief emblematic of the gold and silver ages. The original, of
silver, one half gilt, was designed by Flaxman for the Prince



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Regent, afterwards George IV. It is the property of Her
Majesty the Queen, and forms part of the Royal collection of
plate at Windsor Castle. About 18 12. Height, 6 J in. ; width,
10 in. by 6J in.

1868.-93. Salver* In the centre the Triumph of Ariadne in high
relief, the border ornamented with trophies of musical instru-
ments and masks on a trellis of vine-leaves and grapes. The
original, of silver-gilt, was designed by Stothard, and executed
by Rundell and Bridge for the Prince Regent, afterwards
George IV. It is the property of Her Majesty the Queen,
and forms part of the Royal collection of plate at Windsor
Castle. 18 14. Diam. 32 in.

1 863.— 185. Shield. '*The Outram Shield." The original, of silver
and steel damascened with gold, was presented to the late
Sir James Outram, Bart., G.C.B., by friends in the Bombay
Presidency. In the centre is a group of equestrian figures in high
relief, representing the voluntary cession by Sir J. Outram
to General Havelock of the troops destined to relieve Lucknow
during the Indian mutiny ; around this is a band damascened
with gold containing medallion portraits in relief of distinguished
Indian officers. A wider external band of groups of figures in
low relief represents various events in Sir J. Outram' s Indian
career. The shield, which is now the property of Sir F. B.
Outram, Bart., was manufactured by Messrs. Hunt and Roskell
from the designs of Mr. H. H. Armstead. English. Nineteenth
century. Diam. 3 ft. 3 in.



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Alfred, jewel of King .... 5
All Souls' Collie, Oxford, 19, 30, 54,

61, 82, 121
Andrew's, St., University of . . 35
Anne, plate of the time of

Queen 127

Apostles' spoons 69

Ardagh cup, the 7

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford . 72, 83



Banker-goldsmiths, the ... 86
Barbarian work in England,

small remains of ... . 4
Barber Surgeons' Company,

London, 60, 81, 108, 116, 119,

135, 140, 144 et seq.
Basins, ewers and, 18, 02, 75, 77, 89
Beakers ..... 57, 91, 119

Bell of St. Patrick 9

Bristol, Corporation of. 78, 95, 116
Britannia standard, silver of, 89, 124
Broderers' Company, London, 91, 94,

Ii4» "5



Carpenters' Company, London . 93

Caudle cups . • 100

Celtic ornament . • • . 7» 10, 13

Chalices 13.49

Chandeliers . . 107, 121, 132, 133
Christ's College, Cambridge, 34, 55,

, 56, 57, 59, 81

Chocolate pot 141

Church plate, desecration of . . 53

Cisterns • 129, 132

Civil War, effect of the ... 85

Clare College, Cambridge, 65, 67,
82, 83, 1 70, 145 et seq.



Clothworkers' Company, Loudon, 100
loi, 108, 114, 116, 118, 122,
149

Cocoa-nuts, cups formed of, 36, 72,

"5

Coffee pot , 139

Commonwealth plate, variety of. 86

Communion cups 53

Corpus Christi College, Cam-
bridge, 27, 37» 62, 63, 64, 65,
69, 71, 81, 82, 83, 114, 115
Corpus Christi Collie, Oxford, 39,

50, 62, 69, 81, 82
Cups, early, what made of . . 19
Cups, pet names given to . . . 19



Delamere, Lord 84

Dinner services, introduction of. 129
Dunstan, St., patron of the
English goldsmiths ... 4



Elizabethan times, prosperity of . 46

Emmanuel Collie, Cambridge, 78,

84,93, 115, 116, 118
Enamels, the various kinds of . 5, 8

Enamelling, early English . . 15

Ethelwolf, ring of kinjz ... 5

£wer<:, basins and, 18, 62, 64, 76,

Exeter College, Oxford, 81, 92, 103,

115, 116
Exeter, goldsmiths of .... 54



Flaxman, designs of . . . . 12S
Forks 86



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Frauds, thirteenth century . . 15
French and English plate com-
pared 128

Furniture, articles of silver, 106, 118,
119, 120, 122



Georgian period, the . . . .128
Gilds, rise of the trade ... 13
Gloucester candlestick, the . . 11
Gold plate, rarity of . . . .102
Goldsmiths' Company of London,
supervision exercised by, 15, 21,

47
Goldsmiths' Company of London,

their plate, 116, 136, 137, 146
Goldsmiths, leading London, 21, 54,

126

Gothic ornament 27

Gothic period, the 20

Gourds, cups formed as ... 95
Grocers' Company, London . .119



Haberdashexs' Company, Lon-
donj97, 98, 99, \\<i, 116, 118,
121, 133, l^etseq,

Hanaps 19

Holbein, designs of .... 48

Horns, wassaU 25

Hour-glass salts . . . .39, 56, 58



Ireland, ancient Celtic goldwork

in 6, 13

Ireland, tankards made in . .ill
Ironmongers' Company, London, 33,
58, 81, 145 etseq.



John's, St., College, Cambridge, 93,

Knole collection, the, 104, 105, 106,
107, 119, 120, 121, 123



Lamerie, Paul .... 128, 138
Leopard's head, mark of the . . 15
Limoges, ^radle of the art in

Western Europe • • . . 4
Louis Quinze, period of , 128, 132
Louise Seize, period of , . .138



Lynn, the ** King John " cop at
King's . 24

Maces, ancient 34

Marks, London silversmiths' . .124
Martial, St., patron of the

French goldsmiths ... 4

Mazers 18, 30, 61

Mercers' Company, London, 40, 81,

91, 112, 114, 121, 146
Merchant Taylors* Company,

London. 75, 83, 90, iii, 115,

120, 121, 142, i^etseq,
Monaghan, St., shrine of . . . 13
Monks, their skill as goldsmiths, 4, 6
Monteiths .... 129, 130, 144

New College, Oxford, 27, 37, 39, 41,

72, 83
Norman period, the .... 8
Norwich, corporation of, 76, 77, 84,

96
Norwich, goldsmiths of ... 47



Ostrich e Tgs, cups formed of, 37, 92,
"5

Paris, the touch of 14

Patens 51

Patrick, St., cover of bell of. . 9
Pembroke College, Cambridge, 32, 35
Perth Church, cup at * . . 66, 82
Plate, scarcity of ancient ... 23

Queen's College, Oxfor^, 25, 11^ 147



R^ia, the, 82, lOi, 114, 117, 122
Renaissance, the period of the . 43
Rococo period, t^e ^ . . . . 129
Romanesque period,, the ... 8



Saddlers' Company, London, 93, 1K\

US, 118,121, 122, 123
Salts, standing, 28, 39, 56, 97, loi,

112
Salters' Company, London, 128, 139,

147
Saxons, goldwork of the . . • 5» ^



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Saxons, art amongst the . . . 6 Urns, tea \ , . 140

Sconces 120

Scotland, the goldsmiths of . . 23

Skinners' Company, London . 65 Vintners' Hall, London,N|^5, 82, 144

Spoons, various forms of, 17,69, 112,

135

Stoneware jugs 65 Wardens of the Goldsmiths'

Company, first notice of the 14

Tankard, the word 67 Wardens of the Goldsmiths'

Tankards. . . .67, 95, 1 18, 120 Company, powers of the . 21

Tea-kettles 134 Windsor Castle, the royal collec-

Tea-spoons 135 tion at, 83, 104, 118, 122, 134,

Transition period, the .... 10 146 et seq

Trinity College, Dublin, 122, 123,

144, ICO

Trinity College, Oxford • .51,82 York, mediaeval goldsmiths of • 21



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