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Spoon: MAR.M.186-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown
Carver: Unknown




Mother-of-pearl and silver; mother-of-pearl bowl on a shaped and engraved five-sided handle

Mother-of-pearl and silver spoon. The shallow elongated oval mother-of-pearl bowl is pinned to a short silver handle, which is five-sided and shaped with a heal. The three front sides are engraved with a pattern of lines, the back is engraved with scrolling foliage. The flat terminal is engaved with a coat-of-arms.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 11.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Late-20th Century, Early#
Circa 1880 CE - Circa 1910 CE


!6th century in style, but probably made in the late 19th or early 20th century

Components of the work

Bowl composed of mother-of-pearl
Handle composed of silver

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.186-1912
Primary reference Number: 166868
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 28 September 2015 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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