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Spoon: MAR.M.176-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Metal worker: Unknown
Carver: Unknown




Lilac agate and gilt metal; oval bowl and handle with gilt metal mounts and female finial

Agate and gilt metal; oval bowl and short cylincrical handle carved of lilac agate with gilt metal mounts and terminal. Pinned to the bowl is a gilt metal leaf-shaped engraved mount, which is attached by an openwork triple scroll to the ring-shaped mount on the agate handle. The handle terminates with another ring-shaped mount on which sits a finial in the form of a half length female term.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 13.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1700 CE


The agate bowl and handle may be replacements for earlier broken examples, as the damage at the back of the gilt metal mount suggests the bowl should have sustained more damaged

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Components of the work

Mount composed of metal
Bowl composed of agate
Handle composed of agate
Surface Of Mount composed of gold

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.176-1912
Primary reference Number: 166879
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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