Silver Tea Caddy Spoon
This handmade, hallmarked, sterling silver tea caddy spoon is part of a matching coffee & tea set from the 'Appetite' collection of JA Campbell Silversmiths. An English tea set handmade in our Brentwood workshop by Master Silversmith John Campbell and his team of craftsmen.
Drinking tea, morning or afternoon are traditional English occasions which you can turn into a celebration by using English sterling silver. What better way to start the day!
If you take your tea seriously, this silver tea caddy spoon is the starting point. Add a silver tea caddy, a silver sugar basin, a silver milk jug, a silver cake stand for the freshly baked cakes, a silver preserve bowl for the home-made marmalade and a sterling silver butter dish. Use the large silver salver from the JA Campbell 'Appetite' collection and your afternoon tea table will nearly be complete.
Also part of the same collection a tea strainer completes the set. All you need now are your guests!
An English handmade silver tea set will delight you and be a wonderful traditional set to pass from generation to generation. Queen Victoria is said to have preferred her tea from a silver pot, so the tradition is a royal one! The design features and quality in every item made by craftsmen at JA Campbell are unique.
The silver caddy spoon is made from 2 components, the bowl/body is made from sterling silver sheet and punched into a male and female die. The handle is made the lost wax casting method bearing the double line JA Campbell signature theme. The 2 components are joined together using easy silver solder.
It is now time for a visit to the Assay Office which has been in Goldsmiths' Hall in London since the 1400s. Here the 2 components are sampled and 'assayed' - tested. Providing the components are on or above 925 parts silver out of 1000, the hallmarks are punched into the surface of the silver. A stake is placed inside and used to support the item during this process. The remaining 75 parts per 1000 of the metal alloy are pure copper. This is a centuries old mix which hardens the otherwise too soft, pure silver. This is enough copper to harden but not enough to discolour.
In the unlikely event of damage, JA Campbell provide a full repair service. You can be assured that all our products are made up to a standard, not down to a price. Nothing leaves the Brentwood workshop until Master Silversmith John Campbell is completely satisfied.
You can be assured that all
JA Campbell products are made up to a standard and not down to a price.
Engraving is a wonderful opportunity to personalize a gift. The addition of a minimum of initials, a name, a name and date, plus the occasion will cover most situations. More can be added, if required, such as a personal message.
Suggested position:On back of bowl
Recommended maximum characters: 60
For more information regarding our engraving services, which include hand, glass, heraldic and logo engraving, please click here, or telephone Colin or John Campbell on 01277 217829 to discuss.
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