APOSTLE SPOONS , a set of spoons, usually of
See also:silver or silver gilt, with the handles terminating in figures of the apostles, each bearing their distinctive emblem . They were
See also:common baptismal gifts during the 15th and 16th centuries, but were dying out by 1666 . Often single spoons were given, bearing the figure of the
See also:patron or name
See also:saint of the
See also:child . Sets of the twelve apostles are not common, and
See also:complete sets of thirteen, with the figure of our
See also:Lord on a larger
See also:spoon, are still rarer . The Goldsmiths'
See also:Company in
See also:London has one such set, all by the same maker and bearing the
See also:hall-mark of 1626, and a set of thirteen was sold at
See also:Christie's in 1904 for £4900 . See
See also:Hone, The Everyday
See also:Book and Table Book (1831); and W . J . Cripps, Old
See also:Plate (9th ed., 1906) .
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