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Spoon: MAR.M.91-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Drentwett, Jonas, silversmith




Silver-gilt; the shallow oval bowl has a scrolled handle terminating in a female mask

Silver-gilt; the shallow oval bowl is attached by a facetted rat's tail to a scrolled cast handle. At the base of the front of the handle are three lobes beneath a grotesque mask; just above the centre is a quatrefoil, and at the top is a mask of a female. The back of the handle is engraved with two coats of arms and a crest within mantling


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 17.5 cm
Length: 6⅞ in
Weight: 54 g
Weight: 1.14 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Augsburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Mid#
1639 CE - 1645 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a pine cone

  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark
  • Text: ID
  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: a long zigzag

  • Location: On the edge of the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Assay scraping

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.91-1912
Primary reference Number: 162941
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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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