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Spoon: MAR.M.107-1912

Object information

Current Location: Mezzanine Landing


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver; the oval bowl is engraved on the front with a thread-edged border and stylised flower. The tapering curved handle has a finial in the form of a grotesque head.

Silver; the oval bowl is attached to the handle with a long rat's tail. The handle, which is lozenge-shaped in cross section, is slightly curved, and has a finial in the form of a gotesque head wearing a tall scrolled hat. The front of the bowl is engraved with a thread-edged border enclosing a stylised flower.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 1.5 cm
Length: 6⅛ in
Weight: 34 g
Weight: 1.2 oz:dwt

Acquisition and important dates

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


The spoon bears one mark, which is illegible.

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.107-1912
Primary reference Number: 163141
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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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