A caddy spoon is a short handled spoon used for measuring the dried tea from the tea caddy, where it was stored, to the teapot, and most commonly in use from the late 1700's to the mid Victorian period, although examples continue turning up dated into the early 1900s. Caddy spoons were produced in all shapes and forms ranging from traditional patterns of the 18th century to striking designs by artist craftsmen of the 1920s. Arts and Crafts caddy spoons in particular show the widest range and diversity of style. At the turn of the 20th century established designers of the day put their own interpretation on traditional forms and caddy spoons were produced in silver, copper, brass and pewter. They are recognized for their simple elegant shapes, hand-hammered finish and are often decorated with enamel or cabochon gemstones. Caddy spoon collectors may concentrate on specific makers and their individual hallmarks, and enthusiasts are always looking for less prolific or unrecorded makers.
A fine Victorian sterling silver caddy spoon, 1864/5 London, with maker's mark for Henry & Henry Lias, the caddy spoon with a scallop shell bowl to a beaded stem and rounded terminal decorated with a pendant cushion shaped motif; hallmarked to unde
Two sterling silver caddy spoons, 1999 Sheffield, with Tudor rose stamp and maker's mark of Robert Carr, and; 1962/63 Sheffield, with maker's mark for F. Howard, two scallop shell caddy spoons, one with a shaped unadorned handle, the other with an
Two sterling silver caddy/baby spoons and a sterling silver baby food Pusher, 1929/30 London, with maker's mark for Robert Pringle; 1973/74 Edinburgh, with maker's mark for Shetland silver, and; USA, maker's mark for page & Baker, a pierced
Two silver caddy spoons, possibly Austro-Hungarian with 13 loth mark?, and; Indonesian silver with Aa and chess piece mark, the scallop shell caddy spoons, one with a fiddle pattern stem, the other shaped with cast floral designs; hallmarked to both, silve
A Georg Jensen 'Acanthus' tea caddy spoon. Post 1945, designed by Johan Rohde in 1917. The acanthus spoon with a pleasing circular shallow bowl and a tapering stem with a decorated finial; hallmarked underside to the throat. Silver weight 21gr. Length 10.5
English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian tea caddy with spoon having an oval body with straight sides, applied reeded borders, a hinged boat form lid with domed finial, sitting on a flat base, with an internal fitted spoon. London, 1897, maker George U
Five sterling silver souvenir spoons, all hallmarked to include a caddy spoon Gleninsheen 1973 dudlin caddy spoon with green enamel 4 leaf clover, WA swan finial, Chester 1956 town crest, maker GB Ltd, a small Danish spoon marked BH, and a Birmingham 1939
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