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Spoon: MAR.M.162-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Woodworker: Unknown




Fruit wood; fig-shaped bowl with slender handle richly carved in the auricular style with grotesques

Fruit wood; the fig-shaped bowl is carved in the front at the join with the handle with a shell; the back is carved with an ornate auricular heel. The slender handle is carved with a row of beads, and broadens towards the terminal where it is richly carved with a series of grostesques and a bust. A hole is drilled through the handle on the sides just below the terminal.


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


17th Century, Mid-Late
Circa 1640 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.162-1912
Primary reference Number: 166852
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 25 September 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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