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Spoon: MAR.M.187-1912

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 ferrule with bust of a soldier

Mother-of-pearl and gilt metal; the shallow fig-shaped mother-of-pearl bowl is incised on the back with a rat's tail and two lines round the top of the rim. The flat mother-of-pearl handle is carved with a rope border and an acanthus leaf terminal. The bowl and handle are joined by a gilt metal ferrule, which is engraved with a geometric pattern of foliage and has an applied bust of a soldier in high relief on the front.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 14.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1900 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Ferrule composed of metal
Bowl, Handle composed of mother-of-pearl
Surface Of Ferrule composed of gold
Soldier's Head

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.187-1912
Primary reference Number: 166871
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 28 September 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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