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Spoon: MAR.M.159-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown
Woodworker: Unknown




Fruit wood and silver; the wood bowl on a silver handle square in cross section and inscribed

Fruit wood and silver; the wood bowl is fig-shaped on a short stem. The silver handle is square in cross section and broadens slightly towards the terminal, which has a small ball finial. The bowl of the spoon is varnished and may once have been painted. The front of the handle is engraved with an inscription 'Nyttjad under en Elfra årig fångenskaps tid' and initialled 'S'.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 17 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 17th to 18th Century
Circa 1650 CE - Circa 1800 CE


The handle may be later than the bowl of the spoon

School or Style

North European

Components of the work

Bowl composed of wood
Handle composed of silver
Handle Seam, Finial
Handle To Wood Stem

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Nyttjad under en Elfra årig fångenskaps tid
  • Location: On the front of the handle
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: S
  • Location: On the front of the handle
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initial

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.159-1912
Primary reference Number: 166838
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 April 2023 Last processed: Friday 21 April 2023

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

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