Antique Silver Caddy Spoon
Antique Silver Caddy Spoon

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Antique Silver George III Caddy Spoon made in 1808

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A delightful antique silver George III caddy spoon with a rectangular-cut corner bowl. The bowl has a cross and the four areas each have a leaf design.

Date 1808
Made By Cocks & Bettridge
Location Birmingham
Stock Number FA207x19

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FA207x19
Date:
1808
Maker: Cocks & Bettridge
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Description

A delightful antique silver George III caddy spoon with a rectangular-cut corner bowl. The bowl has a cross and the four areas each have a leaf design.

The handle has a bright-cut border and an engraved flower with a vacant cartouche at the tip. The back of the spoon is plain.

Dimensions: length 6.1 cm

Tea, when it first arrived in any quantities in Georgian England, was a luxury commodity commanding very high prices. It was grown on plantations in China, India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka), transported across the oceans and sold in small quantities by specialist importers. Its trade was a monopoly of the East India Company and high taxes – 119% until 1784 – made it even more prohibitively expensive. In households that could afford it, tea was kept in a locked caddy, along with almost equally precious sugar, and the lady of the house kept the key.

The caddy spoon, a practical tool for measuring the tea into the teapot, became, by the late 18th century, an equally expensive and covetable item, usually made from silver or Old Sheffield Plate.

As gifts, caddy spoons were ideal as they could be of any pattern and did not have to match the silver cutlery on the table.

Maker
Cocks & Bettridge

It is known that Bettridge was John Bettridge who registered as “late of Cocks & Bettridge.” The identity of his partner is not recorded.

The partnership – which flourished in Birmingham at the beginning of the 19th century – specialised in caddy spoons, vinaigrettes and other smallwares.

Delivery Details

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Import restrictions are applicable to some destinations, especially the import of products containing materials such as ivory and tortoiseshell. We cannot accept orders requiring shipment to any countries which implement such controls.

All items are checked and photographed prior to packaging, and we aim to dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payment.

Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

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