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Spoon: MAR.M.96-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unidentified




Silver-gilt; the fig-shaped bowl is attached to the handle by an ornate rat's tail. The finial is in the form of a female term.

Silver-gilt; the fig-shaped bowl is attached to the handle by an ornate cast rat's tail. The handle is lozenge shaped in cross-section, and has a cast finial in the form of a female term. The back of the bowl is engraved with acanthus leaves and stylised flowers, and is prick engraved with the initials 'D' and 'TS' conjoined.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 17.2 cm
Length: 6¾ in
Weight: 45 g
Weight: 1:9 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Chur ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 16th or early 17th century
Circa 1680 CE - 1720 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.96-1912
Primary reference Number: 163009
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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