|Antique silver caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||Caddy Spoon Silver Hallmarks Birmingham 1805|
|Antique silver caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||Silver Caddy Spoon Hallmarked London 1857|
|Antique silver caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||Caddy Spoon Silver Hallmarks London 1791|
|Antique silver caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||Caddy Spoon Antique Silver Hallmarks London 1863|
|Antique georgian silver caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||This is a good Antique Georgian Solid Silver Caddy Spoon. It is plain in design with a fiddle pattern handle which has a very faint Old English pattern to the back. It has a large balloon shape bowl.|
|Antique silver caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||Antique Silver Caddy Spoon By Joseph Wilmore|
|Antique George III silver caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||This is a very good Antique George III Solid Silver Caddy Spoon Hallmarked London 1810|
|Silver caddy spoon shell shape Click here for description and pictures||Silver Caddy Spoon Shell Shape.|
|Antique silver caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||This is a good Antique Solid Silver Georgian Caddy Spoon. It has a short fiddle pattern handle and a plain leaf shaped bowl. It has clear hallmarks and although there is no Assay Office it can only be London in conjunction with the other marks|
|Silver caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||Silver Caddy Spoon. It has an oval shape bowl which has a pretty wrigglework engraved flower in the centre. It has a short curved handle which also has an engraved flower to the front with a border of circles following the outline of the handle and around the circular blank cartouche. The back of the spoon is completely plain. It has clear hallmarks|
|Dutch silver caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||Dutch Silver Caddy Spoon. It has a very decorative large bowl which is of Roman (I think) figures around a pool. The handle is extremely ornate which is formed by 2 dolphins either side suporting a a large sailing boat as the terminal|
|Antique silver caddy spoon Click here for full description and pictures||This is a very good Antique Solid Silver Victorian Caddy Spoon. It has a shovel shape bowl and the front of the handle has an engraved circular pattern to it. The terminal has an oval blank cartouche which is surrounded by an engraved decorative border.|
|Antique silver georgian caddy spoon Click here fro full description and pictures||Antique Silver Georgian Caddy Spoon. It has a fiddle and thread pattern to the front of the handle with a large balloon shape bowl. There is no Assay Office but it can only be London in conjunction with the other marks.|
|Antique silver caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||Antique Silver Caddy Spoon hallmarked Birmingham 1830|
|Antique victorian silver large caddy spoon Click here for description and pictures||Antique Victorian Silver Large Caddy Spoon Or Sugar Spoon Hallmarked London 1897|
|Silver shell shape caddy spoon Click here for full description and pictures||This is a very good Solid Silver Caddy Spoon. It has a shell shaped pattern to the bowl with a decorative pattern around the front outline of the handle.|
|Silver Caddy Spoon Click here for full description and pictures||This is a very good Solid Silver Caddy Spoon. It has a balloon shaped bowl and a reeded pattern to the front shaft to the front of the handle culminating in an embossed Lancaster Rose terminal. It is made from a good guage of silver and has clear hallmarks|
Types of Caddy Spoons that can be collected
The Eagles wing
This rare and elegant design was created by Joseph Wilmore in Birmingham in 1814. A similar pattern was produced by Matthew Linwood in Birmingham a couple of years later. The Eagles wing consist of a bowl with overlapping feathers and a matching handle terminating in the head and beak. This design is rare and although copied by other silversmiths an early example will be quite coveted. This spoon style has been adopted by the Society of Cady spoon Collectors.
The hand shape caddy spoon is thought to have gained popularity in the early 1800’s with peak manufacturing around 1805. Its popularity is linked to the naval history of that time where raising a hand as a salute gesture was socially popular. There was much naval activity at this time with Lord Nelson and many famous battles such as Trafalgar. The most prolific maker of this shape of spoon was Josiah Snatt. The design was quickly copied by other makers. Interestingly a survey in 1964 by the Society of Caddy Spoon Collectors found members who replied owned 53 specimens. Of these only one was left handed and no less than 39 were made by Josiah Snatt a London silversmith.
The Jockey Cap
Very appealing and distinctive jockey cap spoons are very popular but not so rare. Again reflecting social activity of the time a gentleman’s pursuit of hunting and fishing and especially horse racing and gambling were clear winners in producing a commercially marketable shaped spoon. Fashion over the years has led to peaks and troughs in production and the shape is still manufactured today. Collectors will favour the silversmith Joseph Taylor who in 1797 is credited with producing the first jockey cap caddy spoon. Caution with these spoons is necessary as they were the subject of fakes as it was easy to create a cap peak from another older piece of silver and pass it off as an original.
The oak tree is strongly entrenched in English history. The ships of the Royal Navy were built of it. Our trade at various time relied upon these sturdy vessels.” Heart of Oak” had a very real meaning. It is no surprise that the oak leaf and acorn too should be a symbol. It is thought the acorn first originated in the workshops of Samuel Pemberton a Birmingham maker.
Perhaps the classic caddy spoon shape which in no small way gave its design to the first sea shells which were found in tea chests arriving in this countryfrom the Far East. Of these sea shells the scallop shell was by far the most practical to use as a scoop to ladle tea. This shape became popular and was also seen in butter and serving dishes. Many modern reproduction spoons mimic the shape with a shell bowl and traditional handle bearing a shell embossing.
The dedicated collector will no doubt find miniature caddy spoons in the majority of patterns made. These have an interesting history. Whilst many were clearly made as toys to adorn dolls houses, others had a commercial purpose as a “sample” to display to potential customers. There are also early travelling sets where the wealthy of the period used to carry with them all that was necessary to sustain them on a journey. Minatare corkscrews, tumblers and caddy spoons are not unusual.
There are of course many more styles to be collected than just those recounted above. Art Deco and Art Noveau all styles can be seem in the more recent caddy spoon. Commemorative collectors will find caddy spoons cast to mark special Royal events.
As a final note do not neglect the modern caddy spoon. Today’s silversmith is producing the antique collectors item of future generations now, it is worth while seeking them out and even commissioning your own special spoon.
I hope this guide is useful in some small way and good luck with your collecting