An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V Scottish sterling silver caddy spoon; an addition to our teaware collection.
This exceptional antique George V Scottish sterling silver caddy spoon has a plain shovel shaped bowl.
The handle terminal is embellished with a cast features depicting Celtic knots and interlacing designs, paralleling a mystical interlaced creature.
The handle stem is further ornamented with a raised paralleling border, incorporating scrolling designs to either end.
This impressive antique 1920s silver caddy spoon was crafted by the distinguished and collectable silversmith Alexander Ritchie of Iona, Scotland*; the piece includes full Glaswegian hallmarks, in addition to identifying ‘AR’, ‘Iona’ and registration number RD NO 643267.
* Alexander was in the Merchant Navy and returned home once injured in a ship wreck. He returned home to help the family run hospitality business and married Euphemia Thomson; a prior student of the Glasgow School of Art. The couple expanded their love of art and Alex expanded his skill set from wood carving to metal work. Everything was made to the Ritchies’ specifications and to a high standard. In 1937, Alex Ritchie’s work was included in a prestigious Scottish Industries Exhibition on London.
1.2 troy ounces/36.4g