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Made by: C. & S. Company, Limited

Currently in storage


About this object

The spoon is a copy of the original of the Coronation or Anointing spoon which is made of silver gilt. The bowl is round ans wide, while the handle is long and thin. The very end is twisted into a spiral. This joins a flat piece that is engraved with floral motifs. Next is a section with two round enamel disks that have beads and floral motifs joining them. The bowl is divided in the center by a ridge so that two halves are formed. The bowl is engraved with scrolls.

Category:
SILVERWORK
Object name:
Coronation Spoon
Made from:
Silver -- enamel
Made in:
ENGLAND: London
Date made:
1936-1937
Size:
H. 9 7/16 in.
overall __23.97 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.318
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK; LABEL __underneath: lion passant (sterling standard 1936-); leopard's head (London Assay office 1936-); date letter P (1950); C & S Co. Ltd in a shield (unidentified maker's mark); label in box: Coronation Spoons The original of the Coronation or Annointing Spoons which is of silver gilt is used to hold the oil in the ceremony of the Coronation and forms part of the Regalia in the Tower of London. The bowl, into which the Archbishop dips his fingers, is divided down the middle into two parts. It has probably been used for the Coronation of English monarchs since the 12th century.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973