|Caddy spoon with filigree inset, Samuel Pemberton, 1802.|
Held at Birmingham Assay Office.
Birmingham's filigree making has been little explored, though evidence reveals that the town made large quantities of filigree goods in the eighteenth-century.
Caddy spoons were used for serving tea, and the Birmingham silversmiths made a variety of different kinds. This example was made by Samuel Pemberton in 1802, and has a delicate pattern of engraving on the handle and around the spoon, with a filigree inset.
Find out more about Birmingham's filigree trade here.