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Spoon: MAR.M.135-1912

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Unknown (Silversmith)


Silver; oval bowl with rat-tail; flat handle with dog-nose terminal; engraved with fruit and foliage

Silver; the oval bowl has on the back a long rat-tail. The handle curves up from the bowl, but is otherwise flat and terminates in a dog-nose. The front and back of the handle are engraved with a pattern of lozenges, fruit, flowers and foliage within two thread-edge borders.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 18 cm
Weight: 31 g

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 18th Century
1700 CE - 1720 CE


The spoon may have been made in Germany, although the marks have not been identified.

Components of the work

Bowl Decoration Handle

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.135-1912
Primary reference Number: 163230
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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