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Spoon: MAR.M.149-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Woodworker: Unknown




Fruit wood; the round bowl carved with the Ascension of Christ on the front, and the Passions of Christ and the Crucifixion on the back

Fruit wood; the oval bowl and tapering handle are carved all over with religious subjects and figures. The interior of the bowl depicts the Ascension of Christ. The back of the bowl depicts the Passions of Christ and the Crucifixion, all within inscribed borders. The handle depicts a column of various figures including Christ and saints, and terminates in the figure of a praying angel.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 20 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th to 18th century
Circa 1650 - Circa 1800

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : The wood was carved

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.149-1912
Primary reference Number: 166843
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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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