Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire
Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire
Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire
Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire
Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire
Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire
Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire
Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire
Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire
Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire
Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire
Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire

Antique 1905 gilt sterling silver anointing spoons boxed London British Empire

Konstantin Antiques

Regular price £3,999.00 Sale

Stunning 
Antique 1905 gold plated sterling silver anointing spoons 
boxed 
London, British Empire 
Collectible gift 
maker mark: J.W F.C.W - James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler 
British Empire sterling silver hallmark  - k (c.1905), lion head (London), lion passant  (sterling silver) 
total spoons weight: 203 g 
This is a replica spoon 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.  
Spoon length: 256mm 
(Near original, coronation regalia spoon, size)
Condition: see photos 

Story:

This is a replica spoon 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. Original coronation regalia - spoon dimensions: 26.7 x 5.1 cm.