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Spoon: MAR.M.128-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver; the fig-shaped bowl has a short flat stem and twisted handle, which terminates in a ball-shaped finial. The back of the bowl is initialled 'OAS' within a wreath of leaves.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.5 cm
Length: 6½ in
Weight: 13 dwt
Weight: 20 g

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, second quarter#
1620 CE - 1750 CE

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: O.A.S
  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.128-1912
Primary reference Number: 163223
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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