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Spoon and fork: MAR.M.97-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver, parcel-gilt; the oval bowl is attached by the prongs of a fork to a hinged handle, with a finial is in the form of a female term.

Silver, parcel-gilt. The spoon's oval bowl is attached by four loops on its back to a two-fronged fork. The base of the handle is hinged and the folding mechanism held in place by a silver-gilt slide in the form of a grotesque mask. The hexagonal handle has an ornate parcel-gilt finial in the form of a female term, whose head unscrews.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 15.9 cm
Length: 6ΒΌ in
Weight: 47 g
Weight: 1:10 oz:dwt

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Late-17th Century, Early#
Circa 1580 CE - Circa 1660 CE


There are no mark on this spoon, but the finial on this spoon is very similar to that on MAR.M.96-1912, which bears the mark of a deer rampant for Chur in Switzerland.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.97-1912
Primary reference Number: 163018
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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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