Learn about Apostle Spoon

Spoons, originally made both in sets of 13 and singly, that have as the finial a cast figure in-the-round, depicting one of the twelve apostles or Christ in Majesty, with his emblem. Apostle spoons were popular in England and Germany in pre-Reformation times. Complete sets of thirteen different silver apostle spoons having the same maker and date, and dating from the 16th century are extremely rare, and even single apostle spoons of this period fetch a high price. Apostle spoons have been reproduced in great numbers and those from the 19th century onwards often show the figure without an emblem, and are comparitively cheap to purchase.
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A sterling silver apostle spoon, 1901/2 London, with maker's mark for Haseler Brothers , the rat tail spoon with a shallow oval bowl having a plain stem with a figural finial; hallmarked to the reverse of stem, silver weight 38gr, length 14 cm.

Two sterling silver gilt apostle spoons, hallmarked London 1881, 95 grams

Apostle spoon collection. Thirteen sterling silver in timber case Birmingham 1976

Six various sterling silver apostle spoons various English hallmarks, weight 73g approx.

Pair of cast sterling silver apostle table spoons with crests to the bowl, with Continental and English silver import marks, London 1903

Twelve sterling silver Apostle spoons, and a larger master spoon, total weight 396g approx

A George II silver apostle spoon, the apostle finial with circular nimbus chamfered corners to the shaft, traditional fig shaped bowl. Probably London 1736 by Thomas Cooke. Weight 44gms.

Mid Victorian Sterling Silver Apostle Spoon hallmarked London 1868, weight 41grams.

A pair of Victorian silver salt spoons, each with shell bowl. Writhen stem and 'Apostle' finial; probably Arthur Sibley, London 1868

A Victorian sterling silver apostle spoon and rare apostle fork by George fox London 1861. Lengths 17 cm & 18.4 cm; total weight: 87grams

Sterling silver apostle spoon with hallmark in bowl (QEII jubilee)

An early Charles I provincial West Country apostle spoon, with gilded final of St. John, the figure with an uncommon polyfoil nimbus, the large fig-shaped bowl of the spoon has pricked initials (T.D over R.S) on the back. The six-sided stem ends in a mould

An English sterling silver apostle spoon, 19th century

A sterling silver St Paul apostle spoon, London 1903/4, with maker's mark Ims for Jm Spink & Son, in the classic apostle style with the finial of St Paul holding a sword; hallmarked underside to bowl. Weight 105gr. Length 22 cm

A Victorian sterling silver St Simon apostle spoon, London 1874/5 with maker's mark Ga for George W Adams (Chawner & Co), of simple design with a squared oval gilt washed bowl and a squared stem terminating in a finial depicting St Simon holding a large se

Charles I sterling silver apostle (St Philip) spoon, London c1630

A pair of Victorian silver salt spoons, each with shell bowl. Writhen stem and 'Apostle' finial; probably Arthur Sibley, London 1866

An interesting European silver apostle spoon, with Dutch silver export marks and London hallmark, maker EGB C1821 52 grms

A rare and early English provincial sterling silver apostle spoon made in Exeter, c.1685, the apostle finial with discoid nimbus, traditionally depicted with a flowing robe and traces of original gilding. 17th century pricked initials 'S.E.' and date '1695

Five silver coffee spoons with writhen stems and 'Apostle' terminals; Sheffield, and four Australian silver coffee spoons, golf stems. (9) total weight 74g

A 17th century sterling silver apostle spoon, circa 1628. 18 cm long

Victorian hallmarked sterling silver apostle Sifting spoon. London 1894, maker George Maudsley Jackson. Length 17 cm

Collection of eight, 'Jal' Linton sterling silver spoons with various arts and crafts design motifs Lengths 8.3 cm-8.8 cm weight 60gm. Note: rare examples of Jamie's early work, including apostle spoon and theatrical mask spoon

A rare William and Mary period silver unascribed apostle spoon, the finial with a figure attributed to be St Jude, with sacred nimbus and holding a square, his typical attribute. Pricked on the back of the bowl with the makers initials S.E and dated 1695.

Six sterling silver Continental apostle spoons, having long handles with decorative stems, terminating with apostle atop twist stem column, probably Dutch (6). Weight 120grs

Set 12 hallmarked sterling silver apostle spoons. Birmingham 1977. Original wooden case

Antique apostle spoons and tongs. Set of 6 sterling silver tea spoons with twist stem topped with apostle finial with gilt wash finish, the set comes with the matching tongs and is housed in original leather case. Hallmarked London