Antique Silver Henry VIII Rare Apostle Spoon made in 1528

£22,500

An extremely rare Henry VIII period silver apostle spoon of St James the Greater. Apart from the Swaythling set of apostle spoons (which we also own), this is believed to be the earliest item of hallmarked English silver for sale in the world at the present time - 2022.

Date 1528
Made By William Simpson
Location London
Stock Number FA249x2
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FA249x2
Date:
1528
Maker: William Simpson
£22,500
Description

An extremely rare Henry VIII period silver apostle spoon of St James the Greater. Apart from the Swaythling set of apostle spoons (which we also own), this is believed to be the earliest item of hallmarked English silver for sale in the world at the present time-2022.

The London leopard’s head is struck in the bowl, and, on the reverse, there is a date letter and a “Fringed S” mark attributed to William Simpson. Simpson was apprenticed in 1499 to Robert Preston and was working, and using his own mark, from around 1510 – 1545.

The spoon is in good condition and has a nice patina.

Pre-Elizabethan hallmarked silver is of extreme rarity (coins are fairly common).

Dimensions: length 18 cm; weight 1.75 troy oz.

Maker
William Simpson

From ” London Silver Spoonmakers” by Tim Kent

“The first half of the 16th  century was dominated by the specialist spoonmaker who used as his mark a fringed “S”, which has been noted on many spoons between about 1510 and about 1545. I believe that almost certainly this man can be identified as William Simpson “

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For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
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