For the British and American colonialists, tea drinking became a way of life, its ritual habits and charming accessories, like this reproduction pewter tea caddy spoon, still delight and fascinate both the historian and the collector today. While the majority of tea caddy spoons were silver, other materials used include treen, tortoiseshell, mother of pearl, ivory, bone, horn and jasperware, porcelain, and ceramic, all of which were available throughout the 18th century. This heart bowl tea caddy spoon is a reproduction of an actual heirloom in Colonial Williamsburg's collections. Rediscover the tradition of using a tea caddy spoon at your next afternoon tea with friends. Also makes a thoughtful gift for a tea lover.
Reproduction tea caddy spoon with heart shape
Arrives in blue gift box
1 1/2"W x 3 1/2"L
Wash in warm soapy water and towel dry
Made in the USA
InspirationCocoa, coffee, and teathe introduction of these three beverages around the1650s heralded one of the greatest social changes of the 17th century. Coffee houses became a central part of public lifewhere tittle-tattle, scandal, and business of the day were as important as food and drinksetting the stage for many of the time-honored customs we enjoy today.
This reproduction pewter tea caddy spoon is inspired by those in fashion in the mid to late 18th century. Many of the period's designs featured shell shapes inspired by the exotic shells that often accompanied large shipments of dried tea leaves imported from the East. The shells were used as tea scoops. From simple to ornate, 18th-century tea caddy spoons can be found in many wonderful designs including jockey caps, eagle wings, leaves, acorns, shovels, hearts, hands, and many other forms defined by the decorative arts of the time.