Thomas Liddiard Crested Silver Caddy Spoon, 1785
Caddy Spoon - Bright-cut Engraved with Fluted Bowl - London 1785 by Thomas Liddiard - 7.5cm long - GE/2038
Hester Bateman was a superb maker of silver caddy spoons and it is little wonder that other silversmiths and retailers bought in her spoons to sell them on as their own.
With its deep fluted bowl on a bright-cut engraved handle, this Georgian caddy spoon was probably the most popular design emanating from the Bateman workshop and in this instance the prestigious London retailer Thomas Liddiard has stamped his TL mark over the familiar HB in script mark of Hester Bateman.
This lovely Georgian silver caddy spoon is in wonderful, crisp condition and has an attractive engraved crest featuring a fleur-de-lys entwined by a serpent to the terminal. A further bonus is the presence of a good example of the scarce incuse duty mark that was in use for just 18 months. A fabulous spoon with an interesting story.