Double Duty Caddy Spoon, 1797
Caddy Spoon - Flower-head Bowl; Double Duty Hallmarks - Birmingham 1797 by Joseph Taylor - 8.1cm long; 7.5g - AR/7561
This spoon carries a rare example of the double struck duty mark within the hallmarks. Duty on silver was doubled in 1797 to help pay for the Napoleonic Wars, in order for the assay offices to identify which pieces had paid this extra duty, the provincial offices stamped the mark twice.
This attractive caddy spoon was made by Joseph Taylor in 1797 and has a prettily enngraved handled and fluted, flower-head style bowl. It is in fine condition with no personalised engravings.