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Spoon: MAR.M.114-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Henkelkanne (Possibly)
Silversmith: Deckle (Possilby)




Silver; fig-shaped bowl on hinged pentagonal handle with slide. The flat shield-shaped terminal engraved with a coat-of-arms

Silver; the fig-shaped bowl is attached to the handle by a flat lozenge shape, which enables the spoon to stand. The hollow pentagonal handle is hinged and the folding mechanism is held in place by a slide. The handle terminates with an applied shield, which is engraved with a coat-of-arms decorated with niello. The back of the bowl is engraved with strapwork, and the handle and slide are engraved with thread-edged borders.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 13.3 cm
Length: 5¼ in
Weight: 36 g
Weight: 1:3 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Zürich ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Mid#
Circa 1640 CE - 1660 CE


Accessioned as German, but probably from Zurich

Components of the work

Coat-of-arms composed of neillo

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Z
  • Location: On the back of the bowl of the spoon
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: 'HD' conjoined

  • Location: On the back of the bowl of the spoon
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.114-1912
Primary reference Number: 163167
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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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