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Spoon: MAR.M.93-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver, parcel-gilt; the squared-oval bowl has an pentagonal handle with cast silver-gilt finial in the form of a female term

Silver, parcel-gilt. The shallow squared-oval bowl is attached by a facetted rat's tail to a pentagonal handle with cast finial in the form of a female term with masks of a man, woman and baby on her back. The back of the bowl is engraved with a coats-of-arms under a banner inscribed '16 H.W.B. 14'. The whole spoon may once have been gilt but, whilst traces remain in the bowl, the armorials and finial have been regilt.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 17.8 cm
Length: 7 in
Weight: 52 g
Weight: 1:13 oz:dwt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


17th Century#
1614 - 1700


Possibly German

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 16 H.W.B. 14
  • Location: On the back of the spoon
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials and date

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.93-1912
Primary reference Number: 162939
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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