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Spoon: MAR.M.120-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Silver, parcel-gilt; circular bowl on a tapering handle with a large finial in the form of a angel with shieldand trumpet

Silver, parcel-gilt. The oval bowl is attached to the handle with a short rat's tail. The lower section of the tapering handle is cast and decorated on both sides with a figure above a grotesque mask. The front of upper section of the handle is engraved with scrolling foliage and flowers. The large silver-gilt finial is in the form of an angel holding a trumpet and a shield engraved with a coat-of-arms. The rim of the back of the bowl is inscribed ' Diouwertion : Noordt : Landt : Obüt : Don : 12 : September Ao : 1678'; the centre is initialled 'GG' over 'FP' or 'TP'.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 20.2 cm
Length: 8 in
Weight: 75 g
Weight: 2.8 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Enkhuizen ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1678

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Finial Surface composed of gilt
Bowl
Decoration
Finial
Handle

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Diouwertion : Noordt : Landt : Obüt : Don : 12 : September Ao : 1678
  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: 'GG' over 'FP' or 'TP'.

  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: a crown over three fish in a shield-shaped cartouche

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

Inscription present: a crown over a lion rampant

  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Standard mark?

Inscription present: a running rabbit or hare

  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark?
  • Text: P
  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Date letter?

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.120-1912
Primary reference Number: 163174
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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