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Spoon: MAR.M.132-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver, parcel-gilt; circular bowl on short stem and twisted handle with ball-shaped finial.

Silver, parcel-gilt; the circular bowl has a short flat stem and twisted handle, which terminates in a ball-shaped finial. The upper part of the bowl and flat handle are engraved with leaves and patterns of lines, and gilt. The ball-shaped finial stands on a calyx of cut leaves (with two petals missing) and is surmounted by a similar ring of leaves, and has a central beaded girdle.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 12 cm
Length: 4¾ in
Weight: 16 dwt
Weight: 25 g

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
1620 CE - 1700 CE

Components of the work

Part Of Surface composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: XXX
  • Location: On the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Scratch engraved

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.132-1912
Primary reference Number: 163227
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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