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Spoon: MAR.M.161-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Woodworker: Unknown




Fruit wood; fig-shaped bowl with handle richly carved with knops and acanthus foliage

Fruit wood; the wide shallow fig-shaped bowl has a short curved handle, which has been richly carved with tiers of knops and an urn-shaped finial decorated with borders of acanthus foliage. At the front of the spoon, where the bowl meets the handle, is a carved vacant shield.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1700 CE

School or Style


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : The wood was carved

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.161-1912
Primary reference Number: 166851
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 25 September 2015 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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