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Spoon: MAR.M.106-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver, parcel-gilt; the fig-shaped bowl has an applied figure holding a shield at the junction with the stem, above which is set a turquoise stone. The finial is in the form of St. Sebastian.

Silver, parcel-gilt; the fig-shaped bowl is gilt in the bowl, which is prick engraved with two letters or symbols. At the junction to the stem is an applied figure of a man's upper body holding a shield. The centre of the tapering stem is set with a turquoise stone. The silver-gilt finial is in the form of the Martyrdom of St. Sebastian.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16 cm
Weight: 71 g

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Late-20th Century, Early#
Circa 1870 CE - 1910 CE


The spoon does not bear a town or maker's mark

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt
Stem Centre composed of turquoise
Finial And Plaque

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.106-1912
Primary reference Number: 163140
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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