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Spoon: MAR.M.160-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Woodworker: Unknown

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Description

Wood, deep leaf-shaped bowl with narrow handle and all over incised decoration

Wood, possibly fruit wood spoon; the deep leaf-shaped bowl has a pointed lip. The narrow handle has a flat upper surface but is curved underneath. It terminates in an openwork finial, possibly representing the head and arms of a figure. The whole spoon is decorated with incised and black inked decoration. The inside of the bowl depicts an urn and stylised flowering plant within a rope border; the back of the bowl depicts a walled city, a river and a variety of trees. The front of the handle is incised with two fish, and the back with a decorative pattern of leaves.

Notes

History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 22 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1800 CE

School or Style

Scandinavian

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Wood

Techniques used in production

Carving : The wood was carved

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.160-1912
Primary reference Number: 166850
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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