Silver spoons with finials in the form of the Apostles of Christ—each with his identifying emblem—were commonly owned by the wealthy gentry or merchants. A full set would have included a "Master Spoon," representing the figure of Christ.
Inscription: Incised on under side of bowl near stem: F • S
Marking:  Leopard’s head crowned (London assay office mark);  Crescent enclosing W, laid on its side, the whole in a shaped shield (maker's mark for William Cawdell);  Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);  Capital Roman P, in shield (London date letter of 1592–93).
Location of marks:  in bowl near stem – on back of stem near bowl
Frith Family (in 1650) ; James B. Mabon Sr. (until 1967; to MMA)