CAMBRIDGE PLATE

The sister university of Cambridge is also full of interest, and its colleges still rich in ancient treasures, notwithstanding that many of the colleges like St. John's College have been robbed of their plate which has been melted down for national purposes. The University is represented by many symbols of olden time, one of the most interesting being a remarkable silver mace carried on state occasions by the University mace bearers. The antiquities of Corpus Christi College include a curious drinking horn, a silver mounted bowl, and a vessel known as the Cup of the Three Kings. To this college also belongs that wonderful set of spoons, a complete set of Apostle spoons, including the rare Master spoon. The college has been especially favoured in gifts of plate, many rare pieces being added by Archbishop Parker, who was at one time Master of Corpus.