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Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Serving Spoon - Frederick Courthope     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1702
Period: Victorian
Year: 1900
Silversmith: Frederick Courthope
Place: London
Price: R 15 000.00
Weight: 143 grams
Dimensions: 20.4 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A magnificent Arts and Crafts silver Apostle spoon, one of the finest we have seen. The spoon has a well cast Apostle complete with Nimbus in flowing robe, with one hand raised in blessing. The detail is lovely, including the full beard and flowing hair. He stands on an attractive pedestal with scrolls and foliage. The stem is very unusual, with an open pear shaped loop at the base and central groove (front and back), it is hand hammered and is wrapped in an applied entwined scroll. The bowl is also hand hammered, circular but tapered as it joins the stem, with a fascinating drop (or join), the tapered bowl splits into two strands which are curled into rolls, held in place by 2 silver balls - we have never encountered this before in a spoon. The hallmarks are clear, including makers mark F.C in quatrefoil punch for Frederick Courthope. Courthope took over the business of respected George Angell in 1884. he started trading in his own name in 1889, he worked until 1912. He was a master silversmith, who hand made a number of Arts and Crafts pieces. In his obituary in 1935 the question was asked "How many master silversmiths are there in London to-day who could design, model and chase the goods they offer for sale?" (John Culme, Directory of Gold & Silversmiths, pg 99). Courthope also worked for the Goldsmiths Company with their design campaign and was a member of the Art Workers Guild.
Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Serving Spoon - Frederick Courthope
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Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Serving Spoon - Frederick Courthope
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Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Serving Spoon - Frederick Courthope
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Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Serving Spoon - Frederick Courthope
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Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Serving Spoon - Frederick Courthope
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Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Serving Spoon - Frederick Courthope
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Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Serving Spoon - Frederick Courthope
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Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Serving Spoon - Frederick Courthope
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Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Serving Spoon - Frederick Courthope
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