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Spoon: MAR.M.115-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Silver-gilt; oval bowl on hollow handle with flat shield-shaped terminal; engraved with a pattern of lines and a coat-of-arms

Silver-gilt; the oval bowl is attached to the handle by a flat lozenge shape, which enables the spoon to stand. The almost pentagonal hollow handle terminates with an applied shield. The back of the bowl is engraved with a coat-of-arms and crest within mantling and the initials 'VH' and 'VE'. The sides and the flat base of the handle are engraved with a pattern of lines.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 12.2 cm
Length: 4¾ in
Weight: 15 dwt
Weight: 24 g

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

16th Century, Late-17th Century, Mid
Circa 1580 CE - 1660 CE

Note

The spoon does not bear a town or maker's mark. It was accessioned as German but is probably from Switzerland. The oval bowl is probably a replacement for a fig-shaped bowl, and the gilding is either later or a replacement.

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt
Bowl
Decoration
Handle
Joins

Materials used in production

Silver

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.115-1912
Primary reference Number: 163168
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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