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Spoon: MAR.M.129-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: IBG




Silver, parcel-gilt; large circular bowl decorated with a gilt flower, 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. The front of the bowl is decorated with a large engraved and gilt flower. The handle is semi-circular in section, with the upper part embossed with spiral fluting. At the junction of the handle and the gilt finial is a rope border. The surface of the finial is matted, and each side has an applied flaming torch. On the top and at each corner are applied twisted silver rings.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 15.5 cm
Length: 6⅛ in
Weight: 49 g
Weight: 1:11 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Kristianstad ⪼ Sweden

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Surface Of Part composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T
  • Location: On the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initial

Inscription present: a crown over 'C' enclosing '$'

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

Inscription present: an unidentified mark

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.129-1912
Primary reference Number: 163224
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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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