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Spoon: MAR.M.174-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Metal worker: Unknown
Carver: Unknown




Mother-of-pearl and gilt metal; mother-of-pearl bowl and handle with gilt metal mount and finial with cherub's masks

Mother-of-pearl and gilt metal; the shallow oval mother-of-pearl bowl and narrow hexagonal handle have a gilt metal mount and finial. The front of the mount is decorated with two winged cherub's masks. The heal at the back of the bowl rests on an inverted shield engraved with a coat-of-arms. The finial is a double-sided shield of openwork scrolls centered on the mask of a cherub.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 15.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1699 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Techniques used in production

Carving : The mother-of-pearl bowl and handle were carved. The gilt metal mount was probably stamped and soldered, or possibly cast. The finial was cast. The decoration was chased and engraved. The mount and finial were glued to the bowl and handle

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.174-1912
Primary reference Number: 166864
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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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