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Spoon: MAR.M.154-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Unknown
Woodworker: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Fruit wood and silver; the wood bowl depicting the Last Judgement on the front, and the Ascension on the back

Fruit wood and silver; the wood bowl is fig-shaped (part missing) on a tapering stem. The front of the bowl is carved with a vignette of the Last Judgement, the back of the bowl is carved with a vignette of the Ascension of Christ, and, at the base, the Crucifixion. The silver handle is five-sided and tapers towards the terminal which has a ball-shaped finial. The sides of the handle have been engraved with a pattern of lines.

Notes

History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
Circa 1650 CE - Circa 1700 CE

School or Style

German

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Bowl composed of wood
Handle composed of silver
Decoration

Techniques used in production

Carving : The wood bowl and tapering stem were carved. The seam down the back of the silver handle was soldered and the finial soldered to the terminal. The hollow silver handle was glued to the short wood stem. The decoration on the silver handle was engraved.
Soldering

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IESV HILFSVR SELBENSEIT VON WEGEN D...
  • Location: Round the rim of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: DIAVFERTEWG
  • Location: At the base of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: HFARE AVSFSUTEIN GOT VNDSV / EVWERN GOT SV / I.N.R.I / MEIN WATER VND / SV EVWERN / VATER
  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.154-1912
Primary reference Number: 166836
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 25 September 2015 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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