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Spoon: MAR.M.185-1912

Object information


Unknown (Metal worker)
Unknown (Carver)


Mother-of-pearl and gilt metal spon. The shallow spade-shaped mother-of-pearl bowl is attached to the fantastically shaped scroll handle by gilt metal engraved and chased mounts with a ram's head.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 17.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 19th-early 20th Century
Circa 1880 CE - Circa 1910 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Mount composed of metal Bowl composed of mother-of-pearl Surface Of Mount composed of gold Mounts

Techniques used in production

Carving : The mother-of-pearl bowl and handle were carved. The mounts were cast and gilt. The handle was pinned to the bowl.

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.185-1912
Primary reference Number: 166866
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 28 September 2015 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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