Hand Caddy Spoon, 1806
Caddy Spoon - Hand - Birmingham 1806 by Joseph Taylor - 6.4cm long; 8g - SE/1143
The "hand" is considered as one of the must-have trinity of caddy spoon collecting, alongside the jockey cap and eagle's wing and this is a first class example. The "hand" was mostly made in the early years of the 19th century in both Birmingham and London with the main protagonist in the former being Joseph Taylor, the maker of this spoon.
The handle of this spoon is attractively engraved and shaped as a cuff, whilst the bowl is modelled as the palm of the right-hand with four fingers and a thumb complete with engraved finger nails to the underside. This is a fine example of its type and remains in first class condition.