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Apostle Spoon

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The forged spoon has a fig-shaped bowl, a tapering hexagonal stem, and a cast finial depicting the bishop - Saint Nicholas standing behind two boys emerging from a tub.

Inscription

Engraved on front of handle, "SYNT . NYCOLAS . PRAY . FOR . VS ."

Marks

On back of handle, maker's mark LAC (Culme 10620-10647);date letter t; leopard's head; lion passant; sovereign's head

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 5, 1936)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English (London), 1934–35

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

W. 5.1 cm x L. 18.5 cm (2 x 7 5/16 in.); Weight: 90.7 gm (2 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number

36.154

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver