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Spoon: MAR.M.194-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Metal worker)
Unknown (Carver)


Wood (possibly olive) lapis lazuli, coral, metal (possibly silver) agate and light stone (possibly chalcedony); the bowl carved from wood, with a long lapis lazuli handle with coral bands and tip and metal and light stone ferrules

Wood (possibly olive) lapis lazuli, coral, metal (possibly silver) and light stone (possibly chalcedony); the fig-shaped bowl is carved from a dark wood, possibly olive, and has a short facetted stem which is attached to a long straight handle with a wide band of lapis lazuli between two bands of coral and narrow bands of metal (possibly silver) wood, agate and and pale stone (possibly chacedony). The handle terminates in a coral finial carved with foliage.


History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 24.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 17th to 19th century
Circa 1650 CE - Circa 1900 CE

School or Style

Southern Italian or Turkish

Components of the work

Bowl composed of wood Handle composed of metal lapis lazuli coral agate chalcedony

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.194-1912
Primary reference Number: 166894
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 September 2012 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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