Antique Silver Caddy Spoon
Maker: George Unite
A delightful little Victorian sterling silver caddy spoon having a shell shaped bowl and ring handle. With a very pretty...
A delightful little Victorian sterling silver caddy spoon having a shell shaped bowl and ring handle. With a very pretty embossed flower design to the bowl. Weight 11 grams. Length 7 cms. Width 4.3 cms. Birmingham 1888. Maker George Unite.
Literature: Caddy spoons were made from 1780 onwards and come in numerous designs. They were designed to measure 1 spoonful of tea and were usually kept with the tea caddy. Rare examples, such as those in the form of a jockeys cap, can command a high price.
This attractive silver spoon is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks. The bowl is not worn, the engraving is crisp. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Maker: George Unite
George Unite and James Hilliard founded the business in 1825 in Birmingham. The partnership was closed before 1845 and the business was continued by George Unite in Birmingham and London until circa 1865. The firm advertised as manufacturer of Gold and Silver brooches, bracelets, fish carvers, dessert knives and forks, card cases, cake knives, knife fork and spoon, fruit knives, butter knives, pickle forks, caddy shells, sugar scoops and sifters, cups, cigar cases, pens, etc..... The firm became George Unite & Sons in circa 1865 continuing until the death of George Richard Unite in 1897. William Henry Lyde (electroplate manufacturer) took over the business and in 1928 the business became a limited company George Unite Sons & Lyde Ltd
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