A cased set of Victorian gilded sterling silver serving spoons. This set would have been originally used for serving fruits – the gilding to counteract the acid in the fruit and the castor spoon to add sugar to the possibly tart fruit.
The spoons have heavy cast handles. At the top of the detailed stems of the handles there is an apostle- very popular in that period.
The piercing of the castor spoon is particularly fine
Made by Charles Boyton this set was cased for Mappin & Webb – an appointed firm to the British royal family. and always a sign of quality.