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Spoon and fork: MAR.M.101-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: unmarked

Entities

Categories

Description

Silver, parcel-gilt; the small oval bowl is attached by the prongs of a fork to a cylindrical handle with an articulated finial of a man with a wheelbarrow

Silver, parcel-gilt. The spoon's small oval bowl is attached by two loops on its back to a two-pronged fork. The handle of the fork is formed from a gilt cylinder within an openwork silver cylinder, which is decorated with cut-out oval shapes. At the base of the handle is an applied openwork scroll set with a red stone. The finial is formed as an articulated model of a man in a short skirt pushing a wheelbarrow, which slides up and down the handle. The man's hat is set with a red stone and his back with a green stone. The lid of the barrow is set with a blue stone, which lifts up to reveal a baby. Three green stones are set round the mechanism holding the cogged wheel on the handle.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16 cm
Length: 6⅜ in
Weight: 36 g
Weight: 1:3 oz:dwt

Acquisition and important dates

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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt
Bowl
Finial
Stones
Tines

Materials used in production

Silver

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.101-1912
Primary reference Number: 163029
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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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