17th century silver-mounted BURR MAPLE apostle spoon

Swiss / German, c1600-1650




The early 17th century carved and silver-mounted burr maple apostle spoon

with a deep round wooden bowl and tapering faceted wooden stem,

the shaft capped by a pentagonal silver collar having a finial of St. Paul, holding a Bible and long sword,

(the sword an emblem of martyrdom and “the good fight”),

a pair of double chevrons scratch-engraved to the sides and reverse


Condition : Excellent for age and usage; glorious rich patina;

two very minor shrinkage cracks to bowl rim; a small section professionally reglued to rim (invisible); silver collar reattached but original; possibly once with an inscription to the shaft front


Note :

The physical existence of silver-mounted wooden spoons of this age defies logic. To hold them and realize their history of use and early personal value is within itself a rather electrifying experience.

Very few have been offered at auction for the past years. Several were offered in the following sales :

European Works of Art, the Private Collection & Gallery of the Blumka Estate, Sotheby's, New York, 1996

Syd Levethan : The Longridge Collection, London, South Kensington, 2011



6.75” Long


Price : Please Inquire








Also See :



17th Century Scottish Silver-Mounted Laburnum Quaich

The central silver boss engraved B over S*A, over1658

The lugs and girdle also silver-mounted, and raised on a silver ring foot

7" Wide




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17th Century Silver-Mounted Burr-Maple Apostle Spoon, St. Paul, c1600-1650, Swiss or German