Apostle spoon, Possibly by Gustaf Stafhell the Elder (Swedish, active 1714–55), Silver, parcel-gilt, Swedish, Stockholm

Apostle spoon

Maker:
Possibly by Gustaf Stafhell the Elder (Swedish, active 1714–55)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Swedish, Stockholm
Medium:
Silver, parcel-gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
97.2.102
Not on view
Inscription: On back of bowl: W.S.

Marking: [1] probably king's head, profile to right, in square punch (Stockholm town mark, 1716–45);
[2] initials GS (Roman) in ellipse (maker's mark, possibly Gustaf Stafhell the elder, Stockholm master, 1714–55, though his recorded mark is script not Roman)

Location of marks:
On back of bowl
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)