Apostle spoon: Master

William Cawdell British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 509

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.

Apostle spoon: Master, William Cawdell (British, 1560–1625), Silver, partly gilded, British, London

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