This Shell Bowl Tea Caddy Spoon is cast from fine non-tarnishing, no-lead pewter. The design features a scalloped shell pattern bowl with a delicate border on the handle. It is a reproduction of a late 18th-century spoon in The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections. Pair it with one of our teas for a special gift.
- 18th-century reproduction tea caddy spoon
- Non-tarnishing pewter
- Measures 2 3/4"L x 1 3/8"W; weighs 1.25 oz.
- Gift boxed
- Made in the USA
- A Colonial Williamsburg exclusive!
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During the eighteenth century drinking tea was an important social custom in England and America. The practice of serving it required both distinctive manners and specific equipment. Because tea was a valued commodity, the leaves were stored in a locked tea caddy to prevent theft. Tea caddy spoons were often purchased separately to scoop the loose leaves from the caddy to the teapot.
The original late 18th century tea caddy spoon that inspired this reproduction (object #1998-42) is attributed to silversmith George Brasier of London, England, and was made about 1788-1789. See the original object in our digital collections.
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Description is misleading, it is not 3 1/2" but in reality it is 2 3/4. This is but a miniature. Way too tiny to use and looks ridiculous to display. Disappointed!
Excellent quality. Beautiful item.