English William IV Sterling Silver Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon by William King.
English William IV Sterling Silver Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon by William King. Fiddle-shaped handle, engraved with a monogram in script, with the letter P.
Made by William King in London, 1830.
3 1/8" L. x 1 1/2" W. 1 5/8" D.
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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