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Spoon: MAR.M.173-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Metal worker: Unknown
Carver: Unknown




Mother-of-pearl and gilt metal; mother-of-pearl bowl on a folding gilt metal cast handle with warrior finial

Mother-of-pearl and gilt metal; the shallow oval mother-of-pearl bowl is pinned to a gilt metal openwork mount, which meets the handle with a hinge. The mount is engraved with scrolling foliage. The handle is cast with a cherub's head, a baluster, a mask and flower, and terminates in a finial of the bust of a Roman soldier.
The folding mechanism is missing.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 15.5 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


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Handle composed of metal
Bowl composed of mother-of-pearl
Surface Of Handle composed of gold

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.173-1912
Primary reference Number: 166863
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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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