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Spoon: MAR.M.169-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown
Carver: Unknown




Rock crystal and silver-gilt; rock crystal bowl with silver-gilt Mannerist handle with finial of Venus

Rock crystal and silver-gilt; the rock crystal bowl is almost circular with a short stem. The silver-gilt handle is cylindrical and tapers towards terminal. The handle is embossed and chased with Mannerist ornament including strapwork and masks of winged cherubs and grotesques. The finial is in the form of Venus holding a shield embossed with a mask


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 14.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century-17th Century#
Circa 1520 CE - Circa 1640 CE


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

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Bowl composed of rock crystal
Surface Of Handle composed of gold
Handle composed of silver
Handle To Bowl
Rock Crystal

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.169-1912
Primary reference Number: 166860
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 28 June 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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