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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 Bartholomew holding a knife in his right hand and a book in his left. On the top of the nimbus is a dove. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The finial and nimbus are cast...

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Marsden J. Perry, Providence, Rhode Island; Mrs. Howard Eric, Stamford, Conneticut. December 2, 1949, Parke-Bernet Sale, New York, lot 75, sold to the MFA and purchased with the Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour for $5,000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: December 12, 1949) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers 49.1710 - 49.1721 were acquired together.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1632–33

Object Place

London, England


L. 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.); W. of bowl 5 cm (1 15/16 in.); Weight 51 gm (1 oz 15 dwt)

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