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Apostle spoon (Christ)

Silver, with traces of gilding

Origin: London

Date: 1523-1524 or 1534-1535

16.6 cm length; 53 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, 1523-4 or 1534-5, maker's mark a 'fringed' S, possibly for William Simpson

Bequeathed by A.T. Carter, 1947; WA1947.76

T. Schroder (2009), no. 321

This maker's mark occurs only on spoons with marks dating between 1515 and 1543. He appears to be the most prolific maker during the reign of Henry VIII.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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