Aspreys Abandoned Coronation Caddy Spoon by RE Stone
Caddy Spoon (cased) - London 1936 by R E Stone - 7.7cm long; 25g (Box = 8.5cm x 10cm) - HH/3334
Robert Edgar Stone was one of the main British silversmith protagonists of the Art Deco movement and following the death of King George V was commissioned by Aspreys to design and make a silver caddy spoon to commemorate the coronation of the incoming king, Edward VIII.
The handle of this silver caddy spoon has an attractive dark blue enamelled backdrop within a streamlined design and Art Deco style "EVIII" and "1937". The plain circular bowl is hallmarked to the front and has an engraved "RE Stone" facsimile signature and "ASPREY LONDON" to the reverse.
Of course, Edward VIII abdicated in December 1936 and the coronation scheduled for May 12th 1937 never took place, but Aspreys no doubt had a stock of redundant caddy spoons to clear. This example is still housed in its original case and appears to have never been opened since the thirties!