A case of 20th century copies of The Tichborne Spoons by The Birmingham Mint. The original spoons were made by William Cawdell (originally though to be by Christopher Wace), a specialist spoon maker supplying spoons wholesale and to commission, and were supposedly given to Sir Robert Tichborne when he was Lord Mayor of London in 1657. The spoons each show a celebrated character from history and legend, nine spoons depict the 'Nine Worthies' and the other three are Christ, St Peter and Queen Elizabeth I. The Worthies consist of three Jews: Joshua, Kind David and Judas Maccabeus, three Christians: Guy of Warwick, King Arthur and the Emperor Charlemagne, and three pagans: Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hector of Troy. The spoons are fitted in their original case and come with a brochure showing the history of the originals. All the spoons are in excellent condition. (Circa 1979) Spoon: Length 12.5cm (4.9 inches) Width 3cm (1.2 inches) The Tichborne Sterling Silver Spoon
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