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Spoon: MAR.M.195-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Metal worker: Unknown
Carver: Unknown




Mother-of-pearl, coral, silver and silver-gilt; the bowl carved from mother-of-pearl; the long decorated handle carved from mother-of-pearl and coral with silver bands

Mother-of-pearl, coral, silver and silver-gilt spoon. The oval bowl carved from mother-of-pearl and pinned to the long narrow handle. The first two sections of the handle are of mother-of pearl, which is crudely engraved with a pattern of flowers and chevrons, and has a silver-gilt band. Above are four wide bands of coral engraved with flowers and foliage and spaced by narrow silver bands. The handle terminates in a narrow undecorated coral tip.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 22.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1900 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Handle composed of coral
Bowl, Handle composed of mother-of-pearl
Surface Of Band composed of gold
Band composed of silver

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.195-1912
Primary reference Number: 166923
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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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