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Apostle spoon: St. Andrew

Martin Hewitt (active 1613–23)
British, London
Silver, parcel gilt
7 3/16 × 2 in. (18.3 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Mabon, 1967
Accession Number:
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] MH, conjoined in a shaped shield (maker's mark for Martin Hewitt, entered 1613–14)
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling)
[4] Lombardic capital Q, in shield (London date letter of 1613–14)

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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