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Spoon: M.65-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Jouguet, Claude




Silver; the large spoon has a fiddle pattern handle with thread edge, and a cast shell at the terminal. The bowl is pierced with a lozenge of quatrefoils surrounded by scrolls within a dot and dash border. The back of the handle is engraved with a crest of a bird.


History note: Not known before testator, Louis C.G. Clarke, MA, LL.D. (1881-1960), Cambridge

Legal notes

Louis C.G. Clarke Bequst, 1960

Measurements and weight

Length: 31.3 cm
Length: 12⅜ in
Weight: 154 g
Weight: 4:19 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-04-27) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, Mid
Louis XV
1738 CE - 1739 CE


Claude Jouguet was made master in 1719, and died in 1767.

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Techniques used in production

Forging (metal forming) : The spoon was forged, the bowl was pierced, and the crest engraved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.65-1961
Primary reference Number: 140618
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 March 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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