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Baptismal spoon - Baptismal spoon

Baptismal spoon

  • Object:

    Baptismal spoon

  • Place of origin:

    Palestine (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mother of pearl

  • Credit Line:

    The Jodrell Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This mother of pearl Baptismal spoon is carved on the outside with a Friar kneeling before St Francis of Assisi, with the Virgin Mary above. It was probably carved by Franciscans in Palestine.

Physical description

Mother of pearl shell baptismal spoon, carved on the outside with a monk kneeling before St. Francis of Assisi and the Virgin above; with inscriptions in Italian.

Place of Origin

Palestine (made)


early 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Mother of pearl


Diameter: 4.5 in

Object history note

Jodrell Collection.

Descriptive line

Basptismal Spoon, mother of pearl, St Francis of Assisi, 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1890. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1891. pp. 62


Mother of pearl



Subjects depicted



Sculpture Collection

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