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Spoon and fork: MAR.M.101-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: unmarked




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.


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

Materials used in production


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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