A charming little antique silver spoon with wire scroll handle, the bowl fashioned as a leaf. Weight 8 grams. Length 7cm. Width 3 cm. Lion mark only. This type of spoon was generally made in Birmingham. Maker probably Joseph Taylor. Circa 1800.
Tea Caddy Spoons for measuring out tea leaves were made from 1780 onwards. Many can be found in novelty shapes such as the collectible jockey cap.