Sunday, March 23, 2014

Caddy Spoons (Part II) - The Eagle's Wing

The most desired of the Caddy Spoons!

Caddy spoons, originally used for scooping tea out of Tea Caddies, are a popular collecting area in silver.  (For an earlier post about caddy spoons, click here - Caddy Spoons).  Among the rarest and most collectable of the caddy spoons is a stunning one called the Eagle's Wing Caddy Spoon.  The spoon was first made in Birmingham by Joseph Willmore and Matthew Linwood around 1815-40.  It was produced again by George Unite around 1865.  It has also been reproduced a number of times since then in the twentieth century.

This is one of the originals, made by Joseph Willmore.
This was sold by Bonhams in 2005 for £2,400! 

What do you think?  Is it worth all the fuss?

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I think it is beautiful! I bet it is very expensive to buy.