I'd rather he HAD been a thief and taken all the apostle spoons than that I--Well, I must shut the front-door, I suppose.
Yes, I think the apostle spoons could have gone as rent," said Margaret.
There is also an opportunity to buy six Edward IV parcel-gilt apostle spoons
as a set (150,000 [pounds sterling]-250,000 [pounds sterling]) or individually, if no buyer is forthcoming.
were generally given as a christening present to a saint's namesake and each can be identified by the symbol held in the saint's right hand.
A pair of Charles the First Apostle spoons from 1641 (pictured) are expected to make up to pounds 12,000 at the Winfield Spoon Collection sale at Bonhams, London, on March 6 (0207 393 3973).
A set of 12 Elizabeth I Lion Sejants spoons sold for pounds 115,000, whilst a single silver Apostle spoon from 1507 made pounds 29,000.
Mr Shaw comments, 'It was one of the best apostle spoons
we've ever seen', adding, 'You don't want something that's been buffed to smithereens.
Her family paintings join other fine works of art when the Whittakers have their sale on July 12 at their home, Cubberley, near Ross-on-Wye, when Sotheby's will be selling all kinds of things from silver plated brandy glass warmers to early silver apostle spoons