Samuel Pemberton Caddy Spoon, 1810
Caddy Spoon - Amoeba Engraved Bowl - Birmingham 1810 by Samuel Pemberton - 8.4cm long; 10g - DE/1132
Samuel Pemberton was one of the leading lights in the group of silversmiths known as the Birmingham toy workers (i.e. specialist in smallware). Caddy spoons formed a major part of the company's output and this lovely silver caddy spoon features some of their trademark design features - the pear-shaped bowl with flat handle and the clever amoeba style engraving.
The spoon would originally have been a treasured possession and used for the all important Georgian period afternoon tea ceremony - it bears a script engraved letter "S" of the original owner to the front terminal. It remains in excellent condition with clear hallmarks.