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Spoon: MAR.M.119-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver-gilt and wood; oval wood bowl on ornate handle with applied figures of St. Michael and the Devil, and a praying angel

Silver-gilt and wood; the shallow oval wood bowl is mounted in silver-gilt and has an ornate handle of square cross section. The back of the bowl is carved with the bust of Michaelangelo, and inlaid with two silver-gilt shells. The silver-gilt rim is engraved with scrolling foliage. The cast handle is decorated with a mask, pendulous fruit, and twisted strapwork. There are two girdles of acanthus leaves. On the upper one are the applied figures of St. Michael and the Devil. The finial is an openwork sphere topped by a figure of a kneeling, praying angel


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 18.3 cm
Length: 7⅜ in

Acquisition and important dates

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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Bowl composed of wood
Surface composed of gilt
Handle composed of silver
Gross Weight 82 g Weight 2:13 oz:dwt

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.119-1912
Primary reference Number: 163173
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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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