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Apostle spoon

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The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a tapering hexagonal stem. The finial depicts Saint James and Less holding a book in his left hand and a fuller's bat in his right. The nimbus is pierced. The stem and bowl are forged from a single piece. The finial and nimbus are cast and applied.

Provenance

Charles G. Rupert, New York. December 13, 1947, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 211, purchased by the MFA with the Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour for $960 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: December 29, 1947) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers 47.1616 - 47.1619 were acquired together.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1529–30

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

L. 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.); W. of bowl 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.); Weight 59.5 gm (1 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number

47.1616

Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver