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Spoon: MAR.M.138-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver-gilt and enamel; oval gilt bowl with rat-tail; short gilt stem and tapering cylindrical handle enamelled with red and yellow flowers

Silver-gilt and enamel; the oval gilt bowl has on the back a short rat-tail. There is a short gilt cylindrical stem before the tapering cylindrical handle, which is decorated with enamels in relief, depicting red and white flowers with yellow centres and green leaves on a white ground with blue scrolls and ribbons.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16 cm
Length: 6ΒΌ in

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
1680 CE - 1700 CE


There are two small marks, which are not legible

Components of the work

Handle composed of copper?
Surface composed of enamel
Bowl composed of silver
Gross Weight 33 g Weight 1:1 oz:dwt

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.138-1912
Primary reference Number: 163233
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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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