Saturday, December 6, 2008

Spoon Types - Caddy Spoons

Caddy spoons are lovely little spoons that were originally used to scoop the tea out of tea caddies. The earliest are from around the 1760s, they were made in large numbers for the next hundred years. Although have still been made since then, it hasn't been in the same quantities. They are very collectable today, with a wide variety of patterns and styles. These include the common patterns such as Old English and Fiddle, as well as creations unique to this type of spoon, such as Jockeys caps and Eagles wings.

This caddy spoon has a square bowl and is in the fiddle and thread pattern. As can be seen from the hallmarks below, it was made in Birmingham, by Joseph Willmore in 1818.

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