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AURUM Silver 'FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM CUP''

London 1975

This was the 12th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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 Marked to base:

---/150 Four hallmarks – Shield with arms of Richard Fitzwilliam, seventh ViscountFitzwilliam.The arms are lozengy, argent and gules. The motto beneath, Deo Juvante, is an abbreviated version of the full motto Deo adjuvante, nontimemdum.

Edition of:                   150

Designer:                     Jocelyn Burton

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Sponsor’s Mark:        JB

Weight:                       12oz

Height:                        23 cm                                      Cost new:        £388

Booklet certificate signed by Lord Butler of Saffron Walden, Chairman the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate

 Each cup is made from sixteen separately formed pieces of silver and set with five 8carat cabochon topaz

 1975 was a notable year in the history of the Fitzwilliam Museum The new extension was completed and the first exhibition held there was opened by Her Majesty the Queen Mother in July. The exhibition was Cambridge Plate spanning seven centuries including examples from their own collection and pieces on loan. This cup was included demonstrating that the arts of designing and making fine silver still flourishes.


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