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Spoon: MAR.M.127-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver, parcel-gilt; the circular bowl is attached to a short flat stem, which joins the twisted silver handle. At the junction is an applied bust of an angel holding a shield engraved with the initials 'TW' above a merchant's mark or symbol. The ball-shaped gilt finial has two borders of acanthus leaves either side of a central girdle.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.8 cm
Length: 6⅝ in
Weight: 52 g
Weight: 1:13 oz:dwt

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Mid-Late
19th Century, Late#
1650 CE - 1700 CE


The spoon may have been made in the Baltic States or Scandinavia

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part Of The Surface composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.127-1912
Primary reference Number: 163183
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 31 July 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Spoon" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-06-16 22:14:26

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