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Apostle spoon (St John)


Origin: London

Date: 1640-1641

18.8 cm length; 62 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1640-1, maker's mark TH, probably for Thomas Hodges

Provenance: Gavin, 1st Marquess of Breadalbane, sale, Christie's, 12 May 1926, lot 92

Bequeathed by A.T. Carter, 1947; WA1947.105

T. Schroder (2009), no. 337

The 1st Marquess of Breadalbane (1851-1922) was an enthusiastic collector of silver and one of the pioneers in the field of early spoons. He signed each of his spoons with his name.

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

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