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Spoon: MAR.M.179-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unknown




Small hard-paste porcelain spoon with deep shell-shaped bowl, glazed and painted in enamel colours with flowers and a landscape within gilt borders

Hard-paste porcelain, glazed and painted in enamels; small spoon, possibly for jam, with deep shell-shaped bowl on a wavy stem with a spatulate rococo terminal turning upwards. The bowl and handle are painted with sprigs of coloured flowers; the terminal is painted with a vignette of two couples in a landscape with a tree, ship and church in the background. The bowl and stem have a gilt rim, whilst the terminal and back of the spoon have gilt highlights.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 14.5 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 gold

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in enamels

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.179-1912
Primary reference Number: 166878
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 December 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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