Silverware 1750–99

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1754 Cream jug — Watson

Cream jug embossed with flowers and foliage. No college marks.

Max diameter: 60mm, height: 82mm excluding pourer and handle.

The donor, by bequest in 2017, was Peter Gordon Watson (1930–2017): matric. 1950, B.A. 1953, M.B.,B.Ch. 1956, M.A. 1957. M.R.C.S.,L.R.C.P. 1956. D.O. 1960. F.R.C.S. 1963. F.C.Ophth. 1988, Hon. F.R.C.Ophth. 1995. Consultant Ophthalmologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital 1965–95. Associate Lectureship in Clinical Medicine 1976–95. Fellow-Commoner 1985–.

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1755 Sauce boats — Beattie [107]

Pair of sauce boats threaded, acanthus capped double scroll handle, resting with three legs. Engraved with boar’s head badge and inscription “John Beattie MD dd 1959”.

Length 16cms. Weight (2) 1696gms.

Maker: William Townsend, Dublin. circa 1755.

The donor in 1959 was John Beattie, M.D., D.Sc.(Belfast), died 1976 October 21. He appears to have been a supervisor for medical students.

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1755 Cruet Frame — Parker [43]

Warwick frame with 3 pear-shaped casters and two silver mounted cut glass bottles and Victorian mustard spoon. Engraved (1) with the arms of the College with “Coll: Regin: Cantab:”; and (2) with the arms of the donor with “Ex Dono Thomæ Parker // Arm. Hujus Coll. // Socio-Commens. Filii // natu max. Thomæ Parker // Equitis de Parkhall // in Com: Staff: // 1755

1 Caster top missing. Marked original weight “Sett-68-10”.

Frame and three casters by Sam Wood, London 1755.

The donor, Thomas Parker (1732–1797), of Park Hall, was admitted to the college as Fellow-Commoner 1752 January 13. He was the son of Sir Thomas Parker (1695–1784), Chief Baron of the Exchequer.

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1757 Six Beakers — Hadley [35]

A set of 6 plain beakers with moulded rims. Engraved (1) with the arms of the donor with “Ex dono Johan: Hadley de Barnet // in Com: Hert: Arm:ri Socio-Commensalis”, and (2) with the College arms with “Coll: Regin: Cant: 1757”. Numbered 1 to 6.

Height 11cms, weight 1044gms.

Made by S. Herbert and Co., 1757 (but 1931 exhibition says: Louis Herne and Francis Butty).

Exhibited 1931:141.

The donor John Hadley (1731–1764) was admitted to the college as pensioner in 1749, B.A. 1753, M.A. 1756, and in 1756 became a Fellow of the college, and University Professor of Chemistry. F.R.S. 1758. M.D. 1763. F.R.C.P. 1764.

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1759 Inkstand — Tenison [66]

Oblong gadroon border inkstand with bottles and taperstick, resting on four claw feet. Two bottles lacking. Engraved with the arms of the College and inscription “In Usum Coll: Reginæ Cantab: // Hoc dedit Thomas Tenison // Olim istius Collegii Alumnus // 1759”.

Dimensions 27 x 17cms. Weight 1000gms.

Made by William Plummer, 1759. The Taperstick and 2 bottle tops by Emes and Barnard 1822.

The donor Thomas Tenison (1739–1788) was admitted to the college as Fellow-Commoner 1755 June 2.

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1759 Table Spoons — Birch [104 part]

31 Old English pattern Table Spoons:
23 bottom marked, engraved with “Ex dono // Georgii Birch // Armigeri // Socio Commensalis // de Harbourn // In Agro Staffordiensi”, hallmarked 1759.
7 top marked.
1 unique initial.

Various Georgian dates. 2108 grams

Exhibited: 1895:128, 1931:302.

The donor George Birch (1739-1807) was admitted Fellow-Commoner 1757 Feb 15. Matric. 1757. High Sheriff of Norfolk 1803.

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c.1760 Wine labels [122]

Pair of sterling silver labels, Madeira and port. Of scroll design with vacant oval cartouche within feathered border.

Weight 18·4gms (2).

Made by Hester Bateman, circa 1760.

These labels possibly belonged in inventory number [89] in the 1959 inventory.

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1760 Sauce boat — Wray [52]

The boat is helmet-shaped with hollow flutings and with a shaped gadroon border, foliated at the spout, and scrolled at the end. It rests on a shell-shaped foot. The scrolled handle is applied with acanthus leaves on the shoulder. In front, under the spout, are engraved (1) the arms of the college with “COLL: REGIN” above; and (2) the initials ‘D’, ‘W’, on either side of a shield of arms: Quarterly, 1 and 4, [Azure] a chief [or] with three martlets [gules] therein, for Wray; 2 and 3, [Gules] a cheveron ermine between three pineapples [or], for Pyne (“pineapples” are a heraldic term for pine cones).

Length: 16cm excluding handle.

Maker’s mark: star over PP: probably Pézé Pilleau. Hallmark London court-hand ‘E’ for 1760–61.

Exhibited: 1895:110, 1931:163.

The donor was possibly a Daniel Wray, who was admitted to the college as Fellow-Commoner 1763 December 27, about whom nothing further is known. He was not [pace Venn] a son of the better known Daniel Wray (1701–83), who was at this college from 1718/9 January 6, and had no children. The strange Wray/Pyne arms can be seen again in a stained glass window of the Old Combination Room, but in a corrupt form, where the “pineapples” (i.e. pine cones) have become “bunches of grapes”, and the tincture of the field is incorrect.

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1761 Cream jug — Watson

Cream jug, later embossed with images of cow, swan, and house. No college marks.

Max diameter: 60mm, height: 88mm excluding pourer and handle.

The donor, by bequest in 2017, was Peter Gordon Watson (1930–2017): matric. 1950, B.A. 1953, M.B.,B.Ch. 1956, M.A. 1957. M.R.C.S.,L.R.C.P. 1956. D.O. 1960. F.R.C.S. 1963. F.C.Ophth. 1988, Hon. F.R.C.Ophth. 1995. Consultant Ophthalmologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital 1965–95. Associate Lectureship in Clinical Medicine 1976–95. Fellow-Commoner 1985–.

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1762 Salver — Lloyd [102]

Shaped circular salver with applied shell and gadroon border on 4 claw and ball feet. Engraved with the arms of the College and of the donor, with “Ex Dono Geo. Lloyd Armig: // De Mancun: in Com: Lancast: // Collegii Reginalis Cantab: Socio-Commensal: // & M.B.”.

35cms diameter. Weight 1220g; scribed 41=14.

Maker’s mark EC. Hallmark London, date-letter ‘G’ for 1762.

The donor George Lloyd (c.1708–1783) was admitted to the college 1726 June 12 (Venn has him as a pensioner, but in the inscription above he is Fellow-Commoner). He graduated M.B. 1731. He was elected F.R.S. 1737. His son John (c.1735–1777), already graduated B.A. 1756 from Oxford, was admitted to the college as a Fellow-Commoner 1758 March 6, graduated M.B. in 1758, and elected F.R.S. 1759.

This salver is probably an exchange, as, prior to 1761, the name George Lloyd was shown on two Tea Waiters [Lodge Inventory 1761].

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1762 Four Waiters [11] [227]

Two pairs of shaped circular shell and gadroon border waiters on 3 hoof feet. Engraved with the boar’s head badge and “1763”. [227]: Scribed 9=3, 9=11.

Diameter 18cms. Weight [11]: (pair) 156g[typo?]; [227]: (pair) 546g.

Maker’s mark EC. Hallmark London, date-letter ‘G’ for 1762.

Probably these are exchanges for earlier Hand Waiters. [Lodge Inventory 1761].

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1762 Candlesticks — Clapham/​Robartes/​Fytche [4] [209]

A set of four [4] plus one [209] cast candlesticks with baluster stems and shaped square scroll bases.
[4]: One pair with inscription “Ex Dono // Christop̅: Clapham”, scribed 23-12 and 24-1.
One pair with inscription “Ex Dono Honorabilis // Henrici Robartes // Armigeri”, scribed 23 and 24-6, the former having, on the base of the stem, the Robartes arms with a label for difference and, on the opposite side, the boar’s head badge.
[209]: Donor’s arms on bottom of stem with “Ex Dono Gulielmi // Fytche Armigeri” on base under; on opposite side, boar’s head badge on bottom of stem with “1763” on base under.

Height: 26cms. Weight: [4]: 2760gms (4) 82oz; [209]: 664g

Maker’s mark: I*H for John Horsley. Hallmark London, date ‘G’ for 1762.

The donor William Fytche, or Fytch (c.1671–1728) was admitted as a Fellow-Commoner 1689 June 4. M.P. for Malden, Essex, 1701–8, 1711–2. Comptroller of Lotteries 1712.
The donor Christopher Clapham (b.1678) was admitted as a Fellow-Commoner 1699 July 27.
The donor Henry Robartes was admitted as a Fellow-Commoner 1718 May 5. Possibly the person who became the 3rd Earl of Radnor in 1723: if so, born c.1695, baptised 1702, died 1741.
These candlesticks are probably exchanges for earlier silver with these donor names carried forward. For instance, prior to 1761, the donor Clapham was recorded on a Cup and Cover [Lodge Inventory 1761]. The Inventory of 1831 records that there were originally a pair of candlesticks from Fytche, but one lent to Mr Hewitt had been lost by 1830.

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1762 Six Salt-cellars [81]

A set of 6 oval cord edge salt cellars on collet feet. Engraved with the College badge.

Dimensions: 8 x 6.5 x 5.5cms; weight: 696gms (6)

Made by David Hennell, 1762.

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1762 Marrow scoop [73]

Plain marrow scoop. Engraved with the College badge.

Weight 64gms, length 23cms.

Maker: LM, hallmark London 1762.

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1762 Hot Water Jug — Yarner [217]

Hot water jug, or coffee pot. Of pear form with gadroon mount, flambeau finial and wicker handle. Engraved “Ex Dono Abraham {boar’s head} Yarner Generosi”.

Height: 270mm. Weight: 656 gms. Scribed 22=1.

Maker: FG (untraced). Hallmark London, date-letter G for 1762.

The donor Abraham Yarner (bap. 1682, Dublin) was admitted as a Fellow-Commoner 1696 June 26. Matriculated 1697. Prior to 1761, his name was engraved on a tankard, which was exchanged for this coffee pot, with donor name carried forward. [Lodge Inventory 1761].

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1762 Hot Water Jug [218]

Hot water jug. Of pear form with plain mount, covered vase finial and wicker handle. Engraved with the boar’s head badge.

Height: 210mm. Weight: 356 gms. Scribed 12=1.

Maker: Lewis Herne & Francis Butty. Hallmark London 1762.

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1762 Salt Cellars [220]

Four salt cellars. Of circular form with scalloped gadroon rim, and resting on three lobed shell feet. Engraved with the boar’s head badge and “1763”. Similar design to 1764[221] below.

Diameter 70mm. Weight of four: 416 gms. Scribed 3=7, 3=10, 3=14, 3=17.

Maker Henry Chawner. Hallmark London 1762.

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1762–1835 Flatware [245] [246]

[245] 6x scroll-end basting spoons, bottom-marked boar’s head badge with “1763”, maker WT, hallmark London ‘G’ for 1762, probably identical with [95].

[246] Various Old English pattern items:
11x table spoons bottom-marked with Castle & Wreath symbol, maker WT, hallmark London 1762;
11x table spoons, boar’s head badge in cartouche, with “1782”, hallmark London 1781 (see also [96]);
11x dessert spoons, turned-up end, bottom-marked boar’s head badge in cartouche, hallmark London 9x(‘G’=1762) 2x(‘s’=1833);
32x dessert spoons, turned-down end, top-marked boar’s head badge, hallmark London, 3x(maker TN, ‘r’=1792), 8x(“Col Regin” maker GS over WF, ‘t’=1794), 3x(maker WE, ‘t’), 1x(maker HS, ‘C’=1798), 2x(maker RC, ‘H’=1803), 12x(maker T·B, ‘R’=1812), 2x(“Col // Regin” maker WE, ‘s’=1833), 1x(“Col Regin” maker WB, ‘u’=1835);
2x sauce ladles, boar’s head badge, maker GS over WF, hallmark London ‘m’ for 1787;
1x sugar tongs, boar’s head badge, maker RC, hallmark London ‘r’ for 1832;
1x butter knife, maker WK?, hallmark London ‘S’ for 1813;
19x teaspoons (previously 20), hallmark London 1804, but 1x1824.

Inventory items [245] and [246] became erroneously conflated under [246] during a re-typing of the President’s Lodge inventory.

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1762 Spoons [95]

Three Onslow pattern spoons. Double stooped. College badge. Engraved “1763”.

Length 26cms. Gross weight 300gms.

Maker: WJ.

Exhibited: 1895:129, 1931:303.

This item was 1959 inventory number [95], present in the 1980 inventory, but omitted from the inventory by 2010. When reinstated, it was listed without inventory number under item 1787 Ladle [97].

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1764 Salt Cellars [221]

Pair of silver salt cellars. Of circular form with scalloped gadroon rim, and resting on three lobed shell feet. Engraved with the boar’s head badge and “1763”. Similar design to 1762 [220] above.

Diameter 70mm. Weight of pair 208 gms.

Maker: D & R Hennell. Hallmark London 1764.

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1765 Chamberstick [212]

Chamberstick. Of circular form with cotton reel sconce. Engraved with the college arms on foot and extinguisher.

Diameter of base: 135mm. Weight: 378 gms. Scribing: 8:18.

Maker John Cafe, hallmark London 1765.

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1765 Tankard — Rayner [113]

Silver bellied tankard and cover, scroll pierced thumbpiece. Donor E.B. Rayner inscription and arms, and college arms.

Height: 22cms. Weight: 1042gms.

Maker: Samuel Wood; hallmark: London 1765.

One of four tankards bequeathed by Edgar Bernard Attwood Rayner (1888–1950), matric. 1913, B.A. 1920, LL.B. 1921. Barrister. Co-author of An introduction to the law and tradition of medical practice, 1926. Married Dorothy Frances Bird, 1927. Died 1950 November 17. Legacy noted in the Record for 1959–60 (presumably after the death of his wife), added to inventory 1961.

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1767 Two Mugs [31]

A pair of plain bellied quart mugs, leaf capped handles. Engraved on the front with the boar’s head badge and inscription “Coll. Regin. Cant.”. Engraved under foot 1768.

Weight: 1856 gms.(2)

Made by Whipham and Wright. Hallmark London 1767.

Exhibited 1931:128.

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1768 Snuffer Tray — Darell [86]

Shaped oval gadroon and scroll border snuffer tray with leaf capped side handle, four claw and ball feet. Engraved with (1) the arms of the donor (Darell of Calehill differenced by a crescent); (2) inscription “Ex Dono // Johannis Darell Arm: Soc: Com: // MDCCLXXI:” (3) the arms of the College with “Coll: Regin:”.

Length 19cms, weight 200gms.

Made by William Cafe, 1768.

The donor John Darell, or Darelle, (1748–1771) was admitted to the college as a Fellow-Commoner 1768 March 9. He died 1771 February 12 aged 22. A monument to him is in the ante-chapel, placed by his sister Henrietta (Harriet) Darell.

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1769 Candlesticks — Darell [208]

Pair of cast candlesticks (only one pictured). Having baluster stem, hexagonal foot and scone, with shell, acanthus and fluted decoration. Engraved on base: arms of donor (Darell of Calehill differenced by a crescent); arms of college with “Coll:Regin:”. Engraved around edge of base: “Ex Dono // Johannis // Darell Arm: // Soc: Com: // MDCCLXXI:”

Height: 280mm. Weight of pair: 1544 gms.

Maker Louisa Courtauld & George Cowles. Hallmark London 1769.

Exhibited: 1895:145, 1931:271.

The donor John Darell, or Darelle, (1748–1771) was admitted to the college as a Fellow-Commoner 1768 March 9. He died 1771 February 12 aged 22. A monument to him is in the ante-chapel, placed by his sister Henrietta (Harriet) Darell.

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1769 Caster [216]

Caster, of circular vase form with half spiral lobed body and dot pierced cover. Engraved with the boar’s head badge and “COLL:REGIN:CANT.”

Height 163mm. Weight 150 gms.

Maker’s mark overstamped with date letter. Hallmark London, date letter ‘O’ for 1769.

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1774 Cup and Cover — Hervey [16]

Vase, shaped beaded edge 2 handled cup and cover. Acorn finial. Engraved with the arms of donor, and inscribed: Dono dedit Honorabilis Carolus Hervey // Honoratissimi Comitis de Bristol // Filius Natu Quintus 1727. Lid engraved with the boar’s head badge.

Height 28cms. Weight 1126gms.

Made by William Cripps, London date-letter ‘T’ for 1774.

Exhibited: 1895:133

The donor, the Revd Hon. Charles Hervey (1703–83), was the sixth (fifth if counting only those still alive in 1727) son of John Hervey, 1st Baron Hervey of Ickworth, later, 1714, 1st Earl of Bristol. Charles was admitted to the college as a Fellow-Commoner 1724 October 28. Matriculated 1724, M.A. 1728, D.D. 1749. Rector of Kirkby Laythorpe (1732–6); Asgarby (St Andrew) (1732–6); Sproughton (1735–death); Ickworth (1736–49); Shotley (1749–death); Prebend of Ely (1742–death). He died 1783 April 3.

Commentary: There are problems with dating this piece. The date of the gift is stated in the inscription to have been 1727, which tallies with the donor’s career in Cambridge. But the date given by the hallmark date-letter T suggests 1774. On the other hand, if the piece had been made by 1727, then it cannot have been made by William Cripps.

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1774 Salver [105b]

Silver gilt dish with neo-classical decoration of swags & paterae and bead mount. Inscription “Ad Cultûs divini Decus. _ Coll: Regin: Cantab: 1775.”

Diameter 28cms, weight 802gms.

Maker: William Grundy, hallmark London 1774.

Part of a boxed communion set: see 1637, 1891. The inscribed date 1775 corresponds to the completion of the reconstruction of the Chapel interior in classical style, designed by James Essex (the younger).

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1774 Small Salvers [105c]

Pair of silver gilt small salvers, neo-classical decoration of swags & paterae and bead mount. Inscription “Ad Cultûs divini Decus. _ Coll: Regin: Cantab: 1775.”

Diameter 16cms, weight 600gms (2).

Maker: IC over TH, John Crouch I and Thomas Hannam, hallmark London 1774.

Parts of a boxed communion set: see 1637, 1891.

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1779 Four Tureens [51]

A set of four sterling silver oval beaded 2 handled sauce tureens and covers. Engraved with the College badge.

Dimensions excluding handles 16.5 x 11cms. Height 14cms. Weight (4) 2888gms. Together with four Old English pattern sauce ladles.

Maker: Robert Hennell, Hallmark London 1779.

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1779 Wine Funnel [72]

Irish silver plain threaded wine funnel. Damaged end.

Length 12cms. Weight 76 gms.

Maker: John Stoyte, hallmark Dublin 1779.

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1781 Four Candlesticks — Rolle/​Marshall/​Crofts [3]

A set of 4 cast candlesticks with baluster stems and shaped square bases with shell corners, and cable mounts. Scribed 1 to 4 underneath.
No. 1: inscribed “Ex donis Rob. Rolle & // Joh. Rolle Armig.”;
No. 3: inscribed as no. 1, plus boar’s head in cartouche at base of stem;
Nos. 2 & 4: inscribed “Ex donis Gul: Marshall // & Ant: Crofts Armig.” with boar’s head in cartouche at base of stem.

Height: 24cms. Weight: 2420gms, (4) 70oz.

Maker’s mark I·C over T·H for Crouch and Hannam, London date ‘f’ for 1781.

The donor John Rolle (1679–1730) was admitted to the college as a Fellow-Commoner 1696 April 11. He had a brother Robert Rolle (c.1677–1710) with no known connection to the college.
The donor William Marshall (b. c.1691) was admitted as a Fellow-Commoner 1708 June 19.
The donor Anthony Croftes (or Crofts) (1684–1725) was admitted as a Fellow-Commoner 1700 April 4.
In silver inventories, Anthony is incorrectly referred to as Ambrose.

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1781 Four Mugs — Garbrand/​Davies [34]

A set of four plain straight sided banded pint mugs. Engraved with the boar’s head badge. One pair inscribed “Dedit Edw. Garbrand Arm:”. One pair inscribed “Dedit Joh: Davies S.T.P. Præs Coll”.

Height 13cms, weight 1952gms (4).

Made by Edward Fennell, hallmark London 1781.

The donor Edward Garbrand (1703?–1726?) was admitted to college as Fellow-Commoner 1721 May 16.
The donor John Davies (1679–1731/2) was a Fellow 1701–12 and President 1717–32.

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1781 Spoons [96]

Eleven Old English pattern table spoons, each engraved with the boar’s head badge in a cartouche and “1782”.

Length 21.5cms. Gross weight 660gms.

10x Maker: GS for Geo. Smith. Hallmark London, date ‘f’ for 1781. (see also 1762[246] part)
 1x Maker: FH. Hallmark London, date ‘C’ for 1798.

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1784 Cheese Dish [225]

Covered cheese dish, of rectangular shape with rounded corners, bead edge, reed loop handles and covered vase finial. Engraved with boar’s head badge and “Col Regin” on both cover and base.

Dimensions, excluding handles: 223 x 160mm. Weight: 726 gms.

Maker’s mark: DS over RS, for Sharp & Smith. Hallmark London, date-letter ‘i’ for 1784.

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1786 Candlesticks — Polhill [7]

A pair of neo-classical/empire conical stem circular leaf border candle sticks. Engraved with the College arms, and inscription “Georgius Polhill de Agro Cantiano Arm: Socs. Coms. Dedit 1787”.

Height 30cms. Weight 1828gms.

Made by John Parsons & Co. Sheffield, 1786.

Exhibited: 1895:151.
Illustrated 1896:XIV

The donor George Polhill (1767–1839) was admitted to the college as a Fellow-Commoner 1784 October 28. He was the son and heir of Charles Polhill of Chipstead (see 1745 above).

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1787 Ladle [97]

Four Sterling silver Old English pattern sauce ladles. Engraved with the boar’s head badge.

Gross weight 208 gms.

One of which: Maker: C. Smith W. Fearn, London 1787;
One of which: Maker: Wm. Bateman, London 1823;
Two of which: Maker: Geo. Adams, London 1872.

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1788 Goblets — Lacy [39]

A set of three plain, egg-shaped, goblets with beaded top on stem, beaded edge on circular foot, gilt inside. Engraved “Saml. Lacy Armr. Socio // commensalis Regin: Coll. // Can DD. AD. 1788.”

Height 14cms, weight 706gms (3).

Made by Langlands and Robertson, Newcastle, circa 1788. No date-letter.

The donor Samuel Lacy (1766–1847) was admitted to the college as a Fellow-Commoner 1785 January 24. He later became a Lt-Col. in the Royal Cumberland Militia. Of Salkeld Hall. Responsible for Lacy’s Caves.

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1788 Sauce Tureens — Pennant/​Mosley/​Plumptre [228]

Set of four sauce tureens (only two imaged), of neo-classical form with reed loop handles and covered vase finial. Two with silver inserts. Two engraved with boar’s head badge and “Coll: Regin: dederunt Henricus Pennant // ex Insula Jamaica et Johan: Peploe Mosdey[sic] Arm: // Soc: commensalis ann: 1736 & 1788.”. Two engraved with boar’s head badge and “Coll: Regin: dedit Johan: Plumptre // ex Com: Nottingh: Soc: commens:s // 1788”.

Length: 285mm. Gross weight of four: 3144 gms.

Maker’s mark HC for Henry Chawner. Hallmark London, date-letter ‘n’ for 1788.

The donor Henry Pennant (c.1713–1772) was admitted to College as a Pensioner 1730 May 12, matriculated 1732, became Fellow-Commoner 1734 December 30. He was probably the 5th son of Edward Pennant, Chief Justice of Jamaica.
The donor John Peploe Mosley (1766–1834) was admitted to College as a Pensioner 1783 March 22, matriculated 1784, became Fellow-Commoner 1785. Rector of Rolleston, Staffs 1789–death, Rector of Standon, Staffs 1799–1812.
The donor John Plumptre (1766–1827) was admitted as a Fellow-Commoner 1783 November 12. He was a nephew of President Robert Plumptre. Married 1788 Charlotte Pemberton of Trumpington. High Sheriff of Kent 1798.

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1789 Candlesticks — Yorke [203]

Pair of tapered candlesticks (only one imaged) with flutes to body and gadroon border to circular foot. Engraved on base: arms of college, arms of donor (Yorke of Hardwicke with a label for difference), “Coll: Regin: Cantab: 1789 // Ex Dono // Caroli Isaaci Yorke, // Socii Commensalis ejus· // dem Collegii, filii natu // maximi Episcop: Eliens:”

Height: 310mm. Weight of pair of candlesticks: 1112 gms.
Together with Old Sheffield Plate three light candelabra arms. Length of arm: 390mm. Weight of pair of arms: 2720 gms.

Maker John Scofield. Hallmark London 1789.

The donor Charles Isaac Yorke (c.1763–1791) was admitted as a Fellow-Commoner 1781 February 9. (He was the eldest son of James Yorke, Bishop of Ely, who was 5th son of Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke). Matriculated 1784. M.A. 1784. Fellow St John’s College 1788–90. Chaplain to the Bishop of Ely 1790–. Rector of Myland St Michael 1790–. Died 1791 November 23.

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c. 1790 Flatware [240]

Thread bead handled flatware: comprising 59 table knives, 24 cheese knives and 8 three-pronged forks. Silver grips, steel blades. Some appear to bear a monogram, now illegible.

Maker WA, circa 1790.

No college marks. Some of these knives might be the 52 knives reported in the 1820 Lodge Inventory to have been converted from earlier cutlery (mainly forks) in 1822 November by attaching new steel blades to earlier silver handles. This set might be the relics of two cases of cutlery given by Ayscoghe Boucherett in 1785, according to a note in the 1761 Lodge Inventory.

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1791 Tankard — Rayner [114]

Tankard with dome cover. With pierced thumbpiece. Heart termination to scroll handle. Engraved.

Height 21cms. Weight 1798gms.

Maker: RH (overstruck). Hallmark London 1791.

One of four tankards bequeathed by Edgar Bernard Attwood Rayner (1888–1950), matric. 1913, B.A. 1920, LL.B. 1921. Barrister. Co-author of An introduction to the law and tradition of medical practice, 1926. Married Dorothy Frances Bird, 1927. Died 1950 November 17. Legacy noted in the Record for 1959–60 (presumably after the death of his wife), added to inventory 1961.

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1792–93 Spoons [249]

One Old English thread pattern caddy spoon, weight 14 gms, hallmarked London 1792.
One Old English thread pattern sugar sifter spoon, weight 18 gms, hallmarked London 1793.
A set of eight George II saltshovel spoons, marks rubbed, gross weight 50 gms.
All engraved with boar’s head badge.

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1793 Six Candlesticks [6]

A set of six conical stem circular banded and threaded candlesticks. Engraved with the College crest.

Height 29cms. Total weight 5874gms.

Made by William Fountain and Daniel Pontifex, Hallmark London 1793.

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1793 Six Candlesticks [8]

A set of 6 baluster stem circular fluted and threaded candlesticks and two 2-light branches. Reeded and batwing decoration. Engraved on base with “Col {boar’s head} Regin”.

Candlesticks height 30cms. Weight: six sticks 3600gms; two branches 1410gms.

Maker I·S for John Schofield, Hallmark London, date ‘ꞩ’ for 1793.

Exhibited: 1895:152.
Illustrated: 1896:XIV.

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1793 Cruet Stand [44]

Plain oval threaded 8 bottle cruet stand on 4 feet. Engraved on both end handles with the boar’s head badge over “Col Regin”.

Weight of frame only 962gms.

Maker R·H for Robert Hennell. Hallmark London, date ‘ꞩ’ for 1793.

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1793 Teapot [226]

Teapot and stand. The teapot of hexagonal form with hollow fluting, resting on matching stand. Both engraved “Col {boar’s head} Regin

Height of teapot, excluding finial: 150mm. Gross weight: 824 gms.

Maker Henry Chawner. Hallmark London date-letter ‘s’ for 1793.

Exhibited: 1895:115

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1793 Condiment vases [230]

Pair of cut crystal and silver condiment vases. Of oval form, with unmatched mustard and salt spoons. The vases having slightly different feet. Both engraved “Col {boar’s head} Regin”.

Height 128mm, excluding ball finial. Gross weight of pair: 690 gms.

The silver components by Robert Hennell, London 1793.

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1793 Tea Urn [231]

Tea urn of neo-classical design, hexagonal form, with half fluted body and covered vase finial. Resting on four scroll feet. Engraved with “Col {boar’s head} Regin” on both body and lid.

Height maximum: 540mm. Weight, excluding iron core: 3446 gms.

Maker Richard Scarlett, marks rubbed. Circa 1793.

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1793 Tea Urn [232]

Tea urn of neo-classical design, hexagonal form, with half fluted body and covered vase finial. Resting on four scroll feet. Engraved with “Col {boar’s head} Regin” on both body and lid.

Height maximum: 355mm. Weight: 1372 gms.

Maker Henry Chawner. Hallmark London 1793.

Exhibited: 1895:115

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1793 Knives and Forks [239]

Set of 16 knives and 7 three-prong forks with threaded flat end handles. Engraved with boar’s head and “Col Regin”.

Maker Michael Brock, 1793.

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1794 Dessert Spoons [104 part]

35 Old English Pattern Dessert Spoons. Engraved with boar’s head badge.

Gross weight 2244gms.

Maker: G. Smith W. Fearn. Hallmark London 1794.

The donor in 1961 of two dessert spoons hallmarked 1796 and 1801 was Douglas Parmée (1914–2008). At Trinity College: matric. 1933, B.A. 1936, M.A. 1940. University Lecturer in French 1945–81. At Queens’ College: Fellow 1947, and Director of Studies in Modern Languages. Retired 1981 to become a Life Fellow.

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1794 Tankard — Rayner [112]

Tankard and cover with dome cover. With pierced thumbpiece, scroll handle with heart termination.  

Height 21cms. Weight 732gms.

Maker: R. Emes, hallmark London 1794. (Overstruck mark to lid).

One of four tankards bequeathed by Edgar Bernard Attwood Rayner (1888–1950), matric. 1913, B.A. 1920, LL.B. 1921. Barrister. Co-author of An introduction to the law and tradition of medical practice, 1926. Married Dorothy Frances Bird, 1927. Died 1950 November 17. Legacy noted in the Record for 1959–60 (presumably after the death of his wife), added to inventory 1961.

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1794 Caster [215]

Caster of circular vase form with quatrefoil pierced cover and ball finial. Engraved with the boar’s head badge and “Col. Regin” under.

Height 220mm, weight 544 gms.

Maker Henry Chawner. Hallmark London date-letter ‘t’ for 1794.

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1794 Toast Rack [233]

Barrel shape toast rack, with circular handle. Engraved on handle: boar’s head badge and “Col. Regin” under.

Length 140mm. Weight 198 gms.

Maker’s mark HG for Henry Greenway. Hallmark London date-letter ‘t’ for 1794.

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1794 Fish Slice [247]

Fish slice, having a marquise shape geometrically pierced blade. Engraved on blade with the boar’s head badge and “Col. Regin” under.

Weight: 226 gms.

Maker’s mark MP for Michael Plummer. Hallmark London date-letter ‘t’ for 1794.

Exhibited: 1895:134.

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1795 Candlesticks [5]

A set of 8 conical stem circular fluted candlesticks with shell border, batwing fluting. Engraved with the boar’s head, and “Col. Regin”.

Height 29cms. Weight (8) 5408gms.

Made by John Green, Co., Sheffield 1795.

Exhibited: 1931:277.

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1795 Breakfast Dish [90]

Plain sterling silver circular threaded two handled breakfast dish and cover. Engraved with the boar’s head badge and inscription Col. Regin.

Diameter 45cms. Weight 1140gms.

Made by John Scofield. Hallmark London 1795.

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1795 Entrée Dish [224]

Octagonal form entrée dish. Reeded mounts with a double cornucopia handle. Engraved with the boar’s head badge and “Col. Regin” under, on both lid and base.

Dimensions 315 x 235mm. Weight: 1438 gms.

Maker’s mark IS for John Scofield. Hallmark London date-letter ‘u’ for 1795.

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1796 Cream Jug [14a]

Plain oval threaded cream jug. Engraved with the boar’s head badge.

Maximum height 11cms, weight 98 gms.

Made by Andrew Fogelberg, 1796.

Purchased 1923 February [note in 1883 audit book].

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1797 Telescopic Candlesticks [204]

Pair of telescopic candlesticks (only one imaged). Engraved on base with the boar’s head badge and “Col Regin” under.

Height extended: 310mm. Weight pair: 1684 gms.

Maker’s mark TL for Thomas Law. Hallmark Sheffield, date-letter ‘X’ for 1797, with double duty-mark.

Together with a pair of three-light Old Sheffield Plate arms.
Length of arms: 415mm. Weight of pair of arms: 2432 gms.

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1797 Candlesticks [207]

Pair of plain candlesticks (only one imaged), having lobed wax slides. On base opposite slide, engraved with the boar’s head badge and “Col Regin” under.

Height: 310mm. Weight of pair: 952 gms.

Maker’s mark TL for Thomas Law. Hallmark Sheffield, date-letter ‘X’ for 1797, with double duty-mark.

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1798 Skewer [67]

Plain ring end skewer. Engraved D F C.

Length 30cms. Weight 74gms. Maker: Crispin Fuller. Hallmark London 1798.

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