Queen Elizabeth sterling silver anointing spoons John Sherwood & Son Sheffield 1952. A boxed set of six (6) sterling and gold washed (gilt) anointing spoons, celebrating Queen Elizabeths coronation in 1952. Each spoon is 4 3/8 long, excellent condition and never monogrammed. Each spoon has the Sheffield sterling silver hallmarks, date letter K for 1952 and makers marks for John Sherwood and Son on the back of the handle. Each spoon is also stamped (appears to be) J Sherwood & Son Sheffield England on the back of the handle.Each spoon weighs 0.32 troy ounces. The box is in excellent condition and identifies Plummer Ltd New York as the retailer of the spoons. Plummer was described in The New Yorker April 1946 as one of the finest stores in New York City. Plummer Ltd, an Old Guard favorite at 734 Fifth at the corner of 57th, claimed to have the largest stock of fine china and crystal in New York.
The anointing spoon history follows below. These are replicas of the anointing spoon which is part of the coronation regalia. The original spoon (held at the Tower of London) is made of gold and dates back to the 13th century, making it the oldest coronation piece. In the coronation ceremony Holy oil is poured from the Ampulla, which is in the form of a gold eagle, into the spoon. The spoon is then applied by the officiating Bishop or Archbishop to the new sovereigns head, breast and palms.Pay particular attention to measurements. We make our best effort to describe all items truthfully and accurately. We describe many of our items as in excellent condition. Please do not confuse that with LIKE NEW, the majority of our items are antique or estate. Please see photos for additional details on the condition of any items.
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The item "Queen Elizabeth sterling silver anointing spoons John Sherwood & Son Sheffield 1" is in sale since Tuesday, February 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "fredmapa" and is located in Contoocook, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.