Kings Lynn apostle spoon by Thomas Cooke

The apostle spoon has the figure of St.


Details

Medium:
Silver-gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 18.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,500 ( Total: £7,500)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Colin Ticktum

Matthew at the top with the emblem of St. Matthew's moneybag forming part of the casting of the figure rather than being soldered on. There are few surviving examples of secular silver from Kings Lynn and this spoon is the earliest known example with the Kings Lynn town mark.

Provenance

Anonymous; Bonhams, 2003; Colin Ticktum.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.95)

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