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Spoon: MAR.M.117-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver-gilt; oval bowl on flat handle with finial in the form of a warrior. The back of the bowl is engraved with two coats-of-arms and initialled 'AMH' and 'BE'

Silver-gilt; the shallow oval bowl is attached by a facetted rat's tail to a double-sided cast mask of a bearded man, which is joined to an slender flat handle, which terminates in a cast finial in the form of a warrior in armour. The front and back of the handle are engraved with scrolling foliage. The back of the bowl is engraved with two coats-of-arms and is initialled 'AMH' and 'BE'.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 15.8 cm
Length: 6ΒΌ in
Weight: 41 g
Weight: 1:6 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


This spoon was accessioned as French, 17th century but is probably late 19th century Continental

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.117-1912
Primary reference Number: 163170
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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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