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.
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.
The historical aspect makes them hugely collectible.' In July last year, Bonhams, London, sold a superb Henry VIII apostle spoon
dated 1515 for 33,600 [pounds sterling] against a top estimate of 25,000 [pounds sterling] (Fig.
Old Johnny's only got 12,000 acres and two mistresses and could only afford to join me in Eton when his family pawned some Apostle spoons
. He's practically a commoner.
Porringers, small flat bowls for serving porridge; apostle spoons
; sauceboats; spice boxes; candlesticks; salt and pepper pots; inkstands and many more domestic objects are all fascinating items.
Porringers - small flat bowls for serving pottage or porridge - apostle spoons
; sauceboats; spice boxes; candlesticks; salt and pepper pots; inkstands and many more domestic objects are all fascinating additions to any collection.
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.
The most famous spoons from late 15th century to mid 17th century England are so-called apostle spoons
. They were made in sets comprising the 12 apostles together with the Master (Jesus), but were sold individually.
, caddy spoons, love spoons, berry spoons, sugar sifter spoons, spoons for fruit, ice cream, mustard, even scooping marrow from bones, to say nothing of tourist souvenir spoons, tacky or otherwise.
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
. The brandy glass warmer is estimated to fetch a price below pounds 30, while the spoons, sold individually, should reach a top estimate of pounds 12,000.
The earliest, and my favourites, are apostle spoons
dating back to the reign of Elizabeth I (1533-1603).