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Spoon: MAR.M.167-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown
Carver: Unknown




Rock crystal and silver; rock crystal bowl with silver handle with finial of St. Peter

Rock crystal and silver; the rock crystal bowl is fig-shaped on a tapering stem. The silver handle is five-sided and tapers towards the terminal which has a finial in the form of St. Peter holding a key. The three upper sides of the handle have been engraved with a pattern of lines, and the back is initialled 'SA'.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1700 CE


The rock crystal bowl was probably made at a later date than the silver handle, and may replace an earlier wood bowl.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Bowl composed of rock crystal
Handle composed of silver
Rock Crystal

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SA
  • Location: At the base of the silver handle
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.167-1912
Primary reference Number: 166857
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 24 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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