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Apostle spoon; silver; gilt terminal of St John, beardless, holding part of a cup in his right hand; sacred monogram engraved in the bowl; London hallmarks and maker's mark.
- Made in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Length: 19.5 centimetres (approx)
- Weight: 75.53 grains
Inscription ContentT [1536-7]
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Typesacred monogram
In set with 1981,0701.1-13
2003-2004 9 Oct-18 Jan, London, V&A, Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547
Book in left hand broken away.
23 June 2005
Clean- Remove tarnish.
The spoon is in good condition overall.There is surface dirt and dust present.There is tarnish present on the silver surface of the object in many areas.
Cotton swabs of Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) were used to remove the dirt and dust from the surface.Cotton swabs of Goddards Hotel Silver Dip were used to remove the surface tarnish (In fume cupboard). The objects were then rinsed thoroughly for at least 10 minutes in running tap water to remove any silver dip residues. The object was lightly steam cleaned from a good 20cm distance to remove any further residues of silver dip.The object was dried thoroughly with kleenex tissue to remove water through capiliiary action and then additionally dried using the hot air blower. There were a few tarnish marks on the bowl of the spoon that were not removed with silver dip. Silvo silver and chrome (cotton wadding,white spirit,Newburgh chalk,china clay) was used to remove them. White spirit was used to remove any remains of Silvo follwed by swabs of Acetone.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT16940
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