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Spoon: MAR.M.92-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unidentified




Silver; the fig-shaped bowl is engraved on the back with flowers; the tapering handle has a finial of winged cherubs' masks.

Silver; the fig-shaped bowl is attached by a rat's tail to the tapering handle. The cast finial has a winged cherub's mask at the front and back. The back of the bowl is engraved with two stylised flowers either side of an acanthus leaf, and is initialled 'IR' over 'DW'.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 17.3 cm
Length: 6¾ in
Weight: 34 g
Weight: 1:1 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Chur ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.92-1912
Primary reference Number: 162940
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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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