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Fork: MAR.M.142-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

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.

Notes

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

Dating

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

Enamel
Silver
Brass (alloy)

Techniques used in production

Inlay
Enamelling
Pique

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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