Learn about Caddy Spoon

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.

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Antique Danish silver tea caddy spoon, marked Copenhagen 12 cm L, 15g

A Georg Jensen sterling silver 'Cactus' tea caddy spoon, after 1945, with incuse mark, from the 1932 design by Gundorph Albertus, marked sterling Denmark underside. Silver weight 26gr. Length 10 cm

A George III silver caddy spoon, plain form with leaf embellishment. No makers mark.

A George III silver caddy spoon, fiddle form, ribbed border; Sarah & John William Blake, London, 1814.

A George III silver caddy spoon, fiddle form; Jjc, London, 1795. Weight 14.3g.

Sterling silver caddy spoon, Hanoverian pattern, marked Sheffield, 1936, Tb&S, 15.9g

Georgian sterling silver caddy spoon thread pattern, marked JW, Birmingham, 1808, approx 9.3g

Two Georgian caddy spoons hallmarked Birmingham 1808 & Chester 1836

Victorian sterling silver caddy spoon hallmarked London 1895 (Mappin & Webb (John Newton Mappin)), 11.4 cm long, 24 grams approx

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 sterling silver caddy spoon. 1822 Birmingham, with maker's marks It in cartouche, a 'Fiddle pattern' spoon with a shovel bowl; hallmarked to finial. Silver weight10gr. Length 11.5 cm.

A George III silver shell bowled caddy spoon, bright cut handle, lobed bowl. London 1777 by Thomas North century ote.

A George III shell bowled caddy spoon, Old English pattern, fluted bowl. London 1800 by Elizabeth Morley, a noted caddy spoon maker.

Sterling silver jockey hat caddy spoon, hallmarked Birmingham 1973

A sterling silver caddy spoon, French silver sifting spoon, French silver server, a ladle and sugar tongs.

A George IV Hanoverian pattern silver caddy spoon, maker William Withers London 1828.22gm

Four Victorian silver spoons including three tea caddy spoons (two plain form, one Kings pattern) and one sugar spoon. Various makers. Weight 42.2g.

A George III silver caddy spoon, ornate scrolled and engraved handle and spoon; John Bettridge, Birmingham, 1817.

A George III sterling silver fluted bowl caddy spoon by George Wintle, London 1796, a Dutch spoon decorated with a swans, and another with cows and a crest

Two various hallmarked sterling silver caddy spoons, hallmarked Sheffield 1900, maker Mappin & Webb, with pierced handle; & Hallmarked 1818, maker William Eley & William Fearn, fiddle pattern, monogrammed. Length 11 cm & 9 cm. Wt. 37g & 13g

An Australian silver caddy spoon in the Arts & Crafts manner by Sargison c.1920

Two Australian sterling caddy spoons, one with fish finial Initialled 'Rjl Martin'

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

Georgian sterling silver tongs, caddy spoon and mustard spoon, various hallmarks

George IV sterling silver tea caddy spoon hallmarked Birmingham 1825, 7.5 cm long approx.

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

A William IV silver caddy spoon, Old English pattern; James Payne, London 1832

A William IV silver caddy spoon, King's pattern; Wm Eaton, London 1835

A collection of three shell bowl Georgian tea caddy spoons one 1827 by William Chawner, one 1801 London by Urquhart and Hart and the other London 1806 maker S. C

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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