Marked by William Simpson (apprenticed 1499, died about 1546)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
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)
Medium or Technique
Silver, parcel gilt
Not On View
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.
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)
 MFA accession numbers 47.1616 - 47.1619 were acquired together.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour