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Spoon: MAR.M.109-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver, parcel-gilt; the shallow bowl has an inscribed hinged handle which extends

Silver, parcel-gilt; the shallow rounded bowl has a hinge at the top, which is held in place by a slide in the form of a bull's head. The hexagonal handle has a sliding extension, which has a finial in the form of a hexafoil. The back of the silver spoon is engraved with a cost of arms, which are gilt. The front of the lower section of the gilt handle is inscribed 'Jhecus Maria' and the back is inscribed 'Jo.han.ues' The upper section is engraved with a scroll and leaves.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 14 cm
Length: 5½ in
Weight: 34 g
Weight: 1.2 oz:dwt

Acquisition and important dates

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


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


There is no town or maker's mark.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.109-1912
Primary reference Number: 163143
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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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