English George III Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon by Hester Bateman.

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Description

English Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon by Hester Bateman. 

Designed with a shell-form bowl, the deeply rayed bowl with scalloped edge. The gently-arced old English handle bright-cut engraved with floral design below beaded oval, with rayed ornament to top.

Marked for London, 1810. 

3" L. x 1" W. 

Hester Bateman (1708-1794). After the death of her husband, John, in 1761, Hester Bateman inherited his silver business. Her early work was often over-marked by other makers. She and her husband started a multi-generational silver business that is still active today. 

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