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Spoon: MAR.M.188-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Metal worker: Unknown
Carver: Unknown




Mother-of-pearl and gilt metal; mother-of-pearl bowl with gilt metal scrolled handle

Mother-of-pearl and gilt metal spoon. The elongated oval mother-of-pearl bowl is pinned to a scrolled gilt metal handle. On the front of the bowl, the handle is shaped and engraved to resemble an acanthus leaf with a scroll on either side. The part of the handle behind the bowl is longer and arrow-shaped. The slender stem terminates in three scrolls with a rat's tail running down the back of the handle.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 12.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1900 CE

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.188-1912
Primary reference Number: 166872
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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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