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A very rare George III Caddy Spoon made in Birmingham in 1812 by Joseph Taylor.

This design is one of the rarest heart form caddy spoons and displays a wide heart shaped bowl engraved with an outer prick dot bat wing band, interspersed with ovals. This example has an unusual bi-furcated handle decorated with prick dot bands and a tear drop shaped cartouche engraved with the contemporary initial "B". The stem is also engraved with foliate designs and is very well marked on the reverse.

Length: 3 inches, 7.5cm.
Width: 1.75 inches, 4.38cm.