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Spoon: MAR.M.131-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: PDS




Silver, parcel-gilt; large oval bowl decorated with a gilt quatrefoil within a cross, on short tapering handle with a four-sided conical finial.

Silver, parcel-gilt; the large oval bowl is on a short tapering handle which terminates in a four-sided conical finial. The front of the bowl is decorated with an engraved and gilt quatrefoil within a cross. The flat handle is decorated with three deep reeded bands and facetted sides The surface of the gilt finial is matted, and each side has an applied flower (the one on the back is missing). On each corner are applied twisted silver rings (the one on the top is missing).


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 15 cm
Length: 5⅞ in
Weight: 32 g
Weight: 1 oz

Place(s) associated

  • Norrköping ⪼ 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: V
  • Location: On the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Initial

Inscription present: the torso of a figure holding aloft two instruments, in an irregular cartouche

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

Inscription present: 'PDS' above a star, in an oval cartouche

  • Location: On the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.131-1912
Primary reference Number: 163225
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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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