Saturday, 26 November 2016

Filigree Caddy Spoon Nᵒ.1**

Caddy spoon with filigree inset, Samuel Pemberton, 1802.
Held at Birmingham Assay Office.

Birmingham's filigree making has been little explored, though evidence reveals that the town made large quantities of filigree goods in the eighteenth-century.

Caddy spoons were used for serving tea, and the Birmingham silversmiths made a variety of different kinds. This example was made by Samuel Pemberton in 1802, and has a delicate pattern of engraving on the handle and around the spoon, with a filigree inset.

Find out more about Birmingham's filigree trade here.

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