Bright-cut Silver Caddy Spoon, London 1781
Caddy Spoon - Bright-cut Engraved, - London 1781 by George Smith III - 8.2cm long - MD/2004
The earliest date mark on a London-made silver tea caddy spoon will be for 1781 (date letter "f") in combination with the lion passant and maker's mark. This charming silver caddy spoon is stamped with hallmarks for that year and was made by the top specialist silver spoonmaker, George Smith III (n.b. the script GS mark is upside down to the other hallmarks).
This spoon has a slender handle with an attractive bright-cut engraved design complete with shield-shaped cartouche which remains free from personalisation and fluted bowl. The spoon is in fine condition with crisp decoration.