Caddy Spoon, probably Samuel Pemberton, c.1800
Image from: Birmingham Assay Office.
This jockey cap caddy spoon is in filigree technique which uses thin gold, silver or copper wire, plain or twisted. It is flattened during manufacture. Ornaments are usually openwork or soldered on a metal base. The word ‘Filigree’ originated from the Latin “Filum” – thread and “granum”-grain. Filigree was exempt from hallmarking.« Previous in this sectionNext in this section »