Finest English Silver & Collectable Antiquities. Preserving the past for the future. Rare Cased Victorian Silver & Gold Gilt Apostle Spoon Set 280gms. A top quality first class English Sterling Silver Victorian 1862 Antique Apostle Spoon Set with original case of issue all intact, all Spoons still retaining 100% of.
Their original gold gilt , made in London during the mid Victorian Era and by renowned Silversmith makers. H J Lias & Son (Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias). The set comprises of six very large Apostle Spoons with a total weight of Silver 280gms.
As you can see from the photos absolutely stunning. Atop to each spoon the Apostle St James The Greater holding a staff set upon a plinth, extensive detailing to front and back, very nice twisted stems leading down to a pictorial. Scene of King Herod in which he is holding the severed head of St.
John The Baptist (Who baptised Jesus Christ). Super large tear drop bowl. The spoons have all detailing still remaining throughout their entirety, please see photos. The set Comes with the benefit of being un-monogrammed.Hallmarks are to be found to the backs of each spoon and are identical, the Spoons have not been put together is an 100% original set. Each spoon is 7 or 180mm long. The case in which they are housed is in a brown leatherette outer casing with gold trim.
The base is of a Royal blue velvet padding and the upper lid is of Royal Blue silk. This spoon would be used only by that person and it would be kept for life. The phrase "to be born with a silver spoon" stems from this tradition.
I have seen that people are now engraving the babies names onto the back of the spoon for Christenings or Communion Presents. This is free from any personalisation or monograms. For the collector or investor or a maybe a gift, Hallmarks for London.
Son of Zebedee, brother of Saint John. He is termed'The Greater' as he became an Apostle before the younger James the Lesser. James was a close friend of Jesus and was present at many of the miracles. He preached in Spain and Judea and was the first Apostle to be martyred.
He was killed in 44AD, stabbed with a sword by King Herod Agrippa. His feast day is the 25th of July. He is the Patron Saint of blacksmiths, labourers and pilgrims.
The spoon shows him holding a pilgrims staff. H J Lias & Son (Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias), London England. HLHL, Date Letter g 1862, Lion. 925 Sterling Silver Finest, Leopard London. Queen Victorias side Cameo Portrait.
Size: 180mm long each spoon. Case has usual scuff marks.
Maybe a gift for someone special, birthdays , christenings , all occasions, for your own collection maybe. The item "Stunning Cased Victorian1862 Sterling Silver, Gold Gilt Apostle Spoons 280gm Lon" is in sale since Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "uksilverantiques" and is located in london, London. This item can be shipped worldwide.