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Apostle spoon: M.64-1930

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Clayton, D. (Possibly)




Silver, parcel-gilt. Fig-shaped bowl and flattened hexagonal handle, which tapers towards the cast silver-gilt terminal in the form of St. Matthew with his money bag. The back of the bowl is pricked with the initials 'G.D./ S.D./ 1660'.


History note: Frank Smart Collection; T.J.G. Duncanson

Legal notes

Given by T.J.G. Duncanson, MA

Measurements and weight

Length: 18 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930-02-14) by Duncanson, T. J. G.


17th Century, Mid#
1630 CE - 1660 CE

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'DC' with mullet above and below

  • Location: Struck three times on the the handle and once in the bowl
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: G.D./ S.D./ 1660
  • Location: On the back of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Prick engraved
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.64-1930
Primary reference Number: 77327
Old object number: M.2-1930
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 July 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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