ON HOLD English George IV Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon by John Lawrence, Birmingham.

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English George IV Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon by John Lawrence, Birmingham. 

The shell-form bowl, with scrolls issuing berries, and a fiddle-form handle, etched with cross-hatching at ears, bright-cut floral design to handle. 

Marked for John Lawrence, Birmingham, 1827. 

3 1/2" L. x 1 1/2" W. 

Caddy spoons were designed to scoop tea out of a vertical box for tea leaves, called a tea caddy. The leaves were quite precious, and thus only aristocrats could partake. This was designed in 1810, at a time when tea was becoming more available, and thus the proliferation of tea accessories also expanded. 

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