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Spoon: MAR.M.139-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver-gilt and niello; oval gilt bowl with ribbed rat-tail; gilt handle engraved and nielloed with scrolls and two religious vignettes

Silver-gilt and niello; the long oval gilt bowl has on the back a short rat-tail. The gilt handle is almost square in section and terminates with a cruciform finial. The front and back of the handle are engraved and nielloed with a pattern of scrolls and a religious vignette. The vignette on the front probably depicts an angel visiting Joseph, and that on the back depicts the Annunciation


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 17 cm
Length: 6¾ in

Acquisition and important dates

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


There are four marks, which have not been identified

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of neillo
Surface composed of gilt
Gross Weight 30 g Weight 1 oz

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.139-1912
Primary reference Number: 163235
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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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