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Spoon: MAR.M.163-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Carver: Unknown




Ivory; fig-shaped bowl with slender handle and richly carved bust of Diana

Ivory; the fig-shaped bowl is carved in the front at the join with the handle with an acanthus leaf and fleur-de-lis; the back is carved with a grostesque heel. The slender handle broadens towards the terminal where it is richly carved with a series of scrolls supporting a bust of Diana wearing two rows of pearls.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 15 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th/19th Century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1900 CE

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : The ivory was carved

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.163-1912
Primary reference Number: 166853
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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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