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Spoon and fork: MAR.M.99-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: unmarked




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, which unscrews to reveal three instruments.

Silver, parcel-gilt. The spoon's oval bowl is attached by three loops on its back to a three-fronged fork. The base of the handle is hinged and the folding mechanism held in place by a slide. The hexagonal handle has a finial in the form of a female term. The front of the spoon is gilt, and the back has a gilt rim and stylised flower. The silver-gilt slide is in the form of a grotesque mask. The silver-gilt finial unscrews to reveal a tiny spoon and two hooks, which are hinged to the base of the term.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 17 cm
Length: 6⅝ in
Weight: 49 g
Weight: 1:11 oz:dwt

Acquisition and important dates

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


The spoon does not bear a town or maker's mark and may have been made in Germany, Switzerland or Italy

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.99-1912
Primary reference Number: 163023
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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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