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Spoon: M.66-1930

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver-gilt; the circular bowl is is attached to an flat tapering handle with facetted sides. The waisted and knopped finial is surmounted by a ball surrounded by four leaves. The upper side of the base of the handle is engraved with foliage within strapwork. The back of the handle is initialled 'DI'.


History note: Frank Smart Collection

Legal notes

Given by T.J.G. Duncanson, M.A., 1930

Measurements and weight

Length: 18.5 cm
Length: 7ΒΌ in
Weight: 48 g
Weight: 1:11 oz

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930-02-15) by Duncanson, T. J. G.

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DI
  • Location: On the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: 'B' in an oval punch

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.66-1930
Primary reference Number: 163237
Old object number: M.2-1930
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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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