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Caddy spoon

Caddy spoon

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1794-1795 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Peter and Ann Bateman (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, engraved

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. H. Fitzhenry

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A caddy spoon is a type of spoon for use in taking and measuring dry tea from a tea caddy, usually small enough to fit inside the caddy. English examples were developed in the mid 18th century when the Chinese tea bottle was superseded by the tea caddy, having an opening large enough to accommodate a small spoon to dispense and measure the tea and when the cover (the thimble top) was no longer used as a measure. Caddy spoons were always required to be hallmarked, being excluded from the exemption of the English act of 1790 relating to small articles.

Physical description

Silver plain round bowl and short, curved handle engraved with a boder.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1794-1795 (made)


Peter and Ann Bateman (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, engraved

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1794-5

Mark of Peter and Ann Bateman


Length: 2.5 in, Width: 1.625 in

Descriptive line

Silver, London hallmarks for 1794-5, mark of Peter and Ann Bateman




Engraving (incising)


Drinking; Metalwork; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Metalwork Collection

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