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Spoon and fork: MAR.M.102-1912

Object information

Current Location: Mezzanine Landing

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Unidentified

Entities

Categories

Description

Silver; the oval bowl is attached by the prongs of a fork to an octagonal handle with finial in the form of a man

Silver; the spoon's oval bowl is attached by five loops on its back to a three-pronged fork. The base of the fork's hexagonal handle is hinged and the folding mechanism held in place by a slide with knop on the side. The finial, in the form of a man in pantaloons, unscrews to reveal a toothpick. The back of the bowl is engraved with a coat of arms, and initialled 'PK'.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 15.6 cm
Weight: 36 g
Width: 1.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th Century, Late-20th Century, Early#
Circa 1850 CE - 1910 CE

Note

This combined spoon and fork was accessioned as 18th century, but it has been suggested that it is a late 19th or early 20th century copy, and not an 17th century original from the United Provinces of the Netherlands as its marks suggest.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Armorials
Bowl
Finial
Initials
Tines

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: PK
  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: 'B' crowned

  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Pseudo hallmark

Inscription present: 'O' or 'Q' crowned

  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Pseudo hallmark

Inscription present: a lion rampant

  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Pseudo hallmark

Inscription present: a weavil

  • Location: On the front of the bowl and above the tines of the fork
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Control mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.102-1912
Primary reference Number: 163033
Stable URI

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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