Apostle spoon

English (London)
1638–39
Marked by Daniel Cary


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

5 x 18.1 cm (1 15/16 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.1720

Medium or Technique

Metal; Gilded silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a tapered hexagonal stem. The finial depicts Saint Philip holding a book in his right hand and a cross in his left. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The nimbus is lacking, and the gilding on the finial has been renewed.

Provenance

Marsden J. Perry, Providence, Rhode Island; April 4, 1936, Perry estate sale, American Art Association/Anderson Galleries, New York, lot 220J; 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