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Spoon: MAR.M.125-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Novosodi, Sigismund, the younger (Probably)
Silversmith: Novosodi, Sigismund (Possbily)




Silver, parcel-gilt; large circular bowl on short tapering handle with a four-sided conical finial .

Silver, parcel-gilt; the large circular bowl is on a short tapering handle which terminates in a four-sided conical finial with an eight petalled flower on each side and a ring at each corner and the top. The front of the bowl is decorated with a gilt cross containing at the centre a flaming heart surrounded by foliage. The gilt sides of the handle are decorated with bright-cut facets and the centre is engraved with a zigzag wave.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 14 cm
Length: 5½ in
Weight: 18 dwt
Weight: 28 g

Place(s) associated

  • Karlskrona ⪼ Sweden

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
Production date: possibly AD 1744

Components of the work

Surface Of Part composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: possibly a crown over a letter

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

Inscription present: 'NOVO' over 'SAD?' with unidentified letters or symbols below

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

Inscription present: an unidentified mark

  • Location: On the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.125-1912
Primary reference Number: 163181
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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