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Fork: MAR.M.142-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Ivory, silver and steel; two short steel tines on a long stem with an ivory handle inlaid with a geometric design

Ivory, silver, brass and steel; the two short steel tines are on a long octagonal section steel stem with a poloymorphic bolster; the ivory handle broadens slightly towards the terminal which has a projecting ear on one side. The handle is inlaid with three bands of silver, brass and black enamel stripes; between the bands are borders of inlaid silver, brass and enamel piqué work flowerheads; and there is a similar flowerhead on the end of the flattened terminal.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 20.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
Circa 1680 CE - Circa 1700 CE

Components of the work

Tines, Blade composed of steel
Handle composed of ivory

Materials used in production

Brass (alloy)

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.142-1912
Primary reference Number: 167087
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 24 September 2015 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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