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Apostle spoon: St. Matthew

Maker:
William Cawdell (British, 1560–1625)
Date:
1592/93
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver, parcel gilt
Dimensions:
7 3/16 × 2 in. (18.3 × 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Mabon, 1967
Accession Number:
67.166.10
Not on view
The set (67.166.1–.13) includes a master spoon with a figure of Christ and twelve apostle spoons. Martin Hewitt who made the Saint Andrew spoon had served his apprenticeship under William Cawdell. Both were specialist spoonmakers.
Inscription: Incised on under side of bowl near stem: F • S

Marking: [1] Leopard’s head crowned (London assay office mark)
[2] Crescent enclosing W, laid on its side, the whole in a shaped shield (maker's mark for William Cawdell)
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling)
[4] Capital Roman P, in shield (London date letter of 1592–93)

Location of marks:
[1] in bowl near stem
[2]–[4] on back of stem near bowl
Frith Family (in 1650) ; James B. Mabon Sr. (until 1967; to MMA)
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