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Spoon: MAR.M.108-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver, parcel-gilt; the deep fig-shaped bowl is silver-gilt, as are cast double masks of cherubs amid scrolls at either end of the hexagonal silver handle. The back of the bowl is engraved with a crest and vacant shield surrounded by mantling within a wreath of laurels.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 19.1 cm
Length: 7½ in
Weight: 72 g
Weight: 2:6 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Augsburg ⪼ Germany

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 maker's mark is not identifiable. The Augsburg mark is probably a pseudo town mark.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt
Finial And Plaque

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.108-1912
Primary reference Number: 163142
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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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