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Spoon: MAR.M.116-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Copper-gilt and steel inlaid with silver and gold; oval bowl with a flat hinged decorated with birds, cornucopia and foliage

Copper-gilt and steel inlaid with silver and gold; the oval copper-gilt bowl is engraved near the junction with the handle with a fern. Before the hinge the flat handle is of copper-gilt, as is the slide. Above the hinge the flat handle is of steel inlaid with silver and gold birds, cornucopia and scrolling foliage, and turns up slightly at the trefid terminal.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 18.2 cm
Length: 7⅛ in

Place(s) associated

  • Karlsbad ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
Production date: circa AD 1750

Components of the work

Surface Of Spoon composed of gilt
Bowl Of Spoon composed of copper
Inlay composed of gold silver
Handle composed of steel

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.116-1912
Primary reference Number: 163169
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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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