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Apostle spoon depicting Saint Jude

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The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a slightly tapering hexagonal stem. The finial depicts Saint Jude holding a long cross in his right hand and a book in his left. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The apostle figure and nimbus are each cast separately and applied....

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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.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1522–23

Object Place

London, England


L. 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.); W. of bowl 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.); Weight, 73.7 gm (2 oz 7 dwt)

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Medium or Technique

Silver gilt