Early Victorian Ornate Silver Tea Caddy Spoon
Manufactured by George William Adams trading as Chawner & Co, Hosier Lane, Smithfield, London. Company registered November 1940.
Hallmarked in 1840 at the London Assay Office.
Hand engraved with the initial of the family’s surname, the letter F.
During and prior to the Victorian era tea was a highly valued commodity. Used exclusively by the wealthiest people in the U.K. As a sign of wealth, tea was kept in an air tight tea caddy and usually decanted with a silver tea caddy spoon. These silver spoons were often ornate and flamboyant. They would normally have the family initial hand engraved onto the end of the spoon as this one has.
Please note this silver spoon has numerous age related marks and is discoloured in the recess of the pattern. We have lightly cleaned the spoon to avoid over restoration.
Length 8.7cm; Width 3.7cm
Was £125 Now £75
UK Postage £6.99