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Spoon and fork: MAR.M.104-1912

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Maker(s)

Possibly Holzalb, Hans Jacob (Silversmith)

Description

Silver; the fig-shaped bowl is attached by the prongs of a fork to a hinged handle, with a finial is in the form of a goat's head.

Silver; the spoon's fig-shaped bowl is attached by six loops on its back to a three-pronged fork. The base of the fork's handle is hinged and the folding mechanism held in place by a slide in the form of a lion's mask. The pentagonal handle has a finial in the form of a goat's head, which unscrews to reveal a toothpick. The back of the bowl of the spoon is engraved with a later coat-of-arms and crest in mantling. The handle is inscribed on the front 'IOSEPHI GEORGU ORASSI 1646'

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 14.9 cm
Length: 6⅞ in
Weight: 42 g
Weight: 1:7 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Zürich ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 17th century
1634 CE - 1657 1657 CE

Note

Hans Jacob Holzalb flourished 1634-1657

Components of the work

Armorials: Bowl: Decoration: Finial: Inscription: Tines:

Materials used in production

Silver

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.104-1912
Primary reference Number: 163119
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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