This is a good quality late Victorian Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon. The spoon has a shell bowl with a short twist stem and a pierced Gothic upper section. There are no initials or personalisation of any kind. The caddy spoon is made by Josiah Williams & Co of Bristol and assayed in London in 1898. With a history dating back to around 1818, Josiah Williams & Co were the largest firm of British silversmiths outside of London, Birmingham & Sheffield.
As Bristol didn't have an assay office their items were sent first to Exeter and, after that office closed, to London for hallmarking. They ceased trading at the start of the Second World War. Condition is very good with no dings, dents or damage and just the superficial surface wear that has to be expected after over 120 years of good service. Please make sure to view all the photographs as these form part of the description.The caddy spoon is 9.6cm / 3.8ins long and 3.5cm / 1.4ins across the bowl. It weighs a very respectable 14.6g / 0.51oz of solid Sterling Silver. The hallmarks, on the underside of the bowl, are a little rubbed but still clear to read. They show the lion passant for Sterling Silver, the leopard's head assay mark for London, the date letter c for 1898 and the GJ over DF makers' mark for George Jackson and David Fullerton of Josiah Williams & Co. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery". The seller is "ir-antiques" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Vietnam.