Antique Silver Filigree Jockey Cap Caddy Spoon
Antique Silver Filigree Jockey Cap Caddy Spoon
Antique Silver Filigree Jockey Cap Caddy Spoon

Antique Silver Filigree Jockey Cap Caddy Spoon

c. 1795 to c. 1800 Birmingham

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A fine and impressive Antique Silver George III Caddy Spoon modelled in the form of a jockey cap. The spoon is filigree work, the cap is ribbed “lace” work and the peak has a scroll and leaf design. Length 2.2 inches 5.4 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, is a practical tool for measuring the tea into the teapot, became, by the late eighteenth 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.
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See Norrie page 96
Stock Code
Fa219x26
Medium
Caddy Spoon
William Walter Antiques Ltd

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