Skip to main content

Apostle spoon: M.64-1930

An image of Apostle spoon

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Maker(s)

Possibly Clayton, D. (Silversmith)

Description

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'.

Notes

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.

Dating

Mid 17th century
1630 CE - 1660 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Inscription

Materials used in production

Silver

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

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.64-1930
Primary reference Number: 77327
Old object number: M.2-1930
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Apostle spoon" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/77327 Accessed: 2022-07-03 06:12:57

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/77327 |title=Apostle spoon |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-07-03 06:12:57|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

                <div class="text-center my-3">
                    <figure class="figure">
                        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa9/M_64_1930_281_29.jpg"
                        alt="Apostle spoon"
                        class="img-fluid" />
                        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Apostle spoon</figcaption>
                    </figure>
                </div>
            

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...