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Spoon: MAR.M.178-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unknown




Hard-paste porcelain dessert spoon, glazed and painted in puce enamel with flowers within gilt borders

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in puce enamel. Dessert spoon of traditional form, but with the handle terminating in a rococo cartouche, and the heal of the spoon with raised rococo scrolls. The front and back of the bowl are painted in puce with an arrangement of flowers, including roses, peonies and tulips; sprigs of flowers decorate the stem, and the cartouche is filled with a pattern of scalework; with gilt borders and highlights


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 18 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid-Late
Circa 1740 CE - Circa 1800 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( puce) gold

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, painted in puce enamel, and gilded

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.178-1912
Primary reference Number: 166877
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 August 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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