Apostle spoon sets comprise the twelve Apostles and the Saviour. The earliest is dated to 1493, though they were most popular from 1500 to the 1660's. They were often given as christening gifts. The wealthy might give a complete set, whereas the less affluent would give a single spoon, perhaps picking the Saint after which the child had been named. Silver spoons were generally much sought after as a sign of wealth, and whatever was popular in silver was soon copied in pewter, so that even the less well-to-do could enjoy some measure of style. Only four complete original sets are known to exist. These spoons are supplied loose, not boxed.

  • Saint Andrew Apostle Spoon
    Saint Andrew Apostle Spoon

    Born in Bethesda he was a fisherman by trade. He became a follower of John the Baptist and then became the first Apostle. He preached in Asia Minor, possibly Russia and Poland, and then in Greece where he was martyred, being tied…

    € 15,00
  • Saint Bartholomew Apostle Spoon
    Saint Bartholomew Apostle Spoon

    Mentioned in the Gospels and acts as an Apostle, and a close friend of Saint Philip who introduced him to Jesus. He preached in India, Asia Minor, Ethiopia and Greater Armednia, where he was flayed alive and beheaded. His feast…

    € 15,00
  • Saint James (The Greater) Apostle Spoon
    Saint James (The Greater) Apostle Spoon

    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…

    € 15,00
  • Saint James (The Lesser) Apostle Spoon
    Saint James (The Lesser) Apostle Spoon

    Also known as James the Just, he was the author of the first Catholic Epistle and first Bishop of Jerusalem. As his Mother was a close relative of the Virgin Mary, james is often referred to as the Cousin of Jesus. James was…

    € 15,00
  • Saint John Apostle Spoon
    Saint John Apostle Spoon

    Son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of Saint James the Greater. He became so close to Jesus that he was known as "the beloved disciple". He founded many churches in Asia Minor but spent most of his time in Jerusalem. He died of…

    € 15,00
  • Saint Jude Apostle Spoon
    Saint Jude Apostle Spoon

    Saint Jude of Thaddeus was the brother of Saint James the Lesser and a blood relative of Jesus, being the nephew of Mary and Joseph. He preached in Judea, Syria, Mespotamia, Libya and Persia, where he was beaten to death and…

    € 15,00
  • Saint Mathew Apostle Spoon
    Saint Mathew Apostle Spoon

    Also known as Levi, Son of Alphaeus, he lived at Capenaum on Lake Geneserath, where he worked as a tax collector. He preached mainly in Palestine and perhaps in Ethiopia. He was the author of ther first Gospel, written in Aramaic,…

    € 15,00
  • Saint Peter Apostle Spoon
    Saint Peter Apostle Spoon

    Brother of saint Andrew and born with the name of Simon. Jesus named him "Peter" and told him "To you I will give the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven". He was either martyred and cricified upside-down or, says another legend, he was…

    € 15,00
  • Saint Philip Apostle Spoon
    Saint Philip Apostle Spoon

    A disciple of John the Baptist, born in Galilee and a confidant of Jesus. He preached in Asia Minor and Greece, where he was crucified upside-down in 80AD by the Emperor Domitian. His feast day is the 3rd of May. He is the Patron…

    € 15,00
  • Saint Simon Apostle Spoon
    Saint Simon Apostle Spoon

    Simon Zelotes (the Zealot) was so called because of his fervent adherence to Jewish law, or it may indicate that he belonged to a group of patriots who were prepared to revolt against the Roman occupation. He was one of the…

    € 15,00
  • Saint Thomas Apostle Spoon
    Saint Thomas Apostle Spoon

    Also known as "Doubting Thomas", as he doubted the other Apostles account of the Resurrection. It was eight days later, on Christ's second rising that he was allowed to convince himself by touching the wounds. He went to preach in…

    € 15,00
  • The Master or Saviour Apostle Spoon
    The Master or Saviour Apostle Spoon

    The spoon shows him holding an orb and sceptre.

    € 15,00

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