Sterling silver caddy spoon, hallmarked in Sheffield in 1916. Made by the Atkin Brothers of Sheffield.
Sterling silver caddy spoon 1916
- The spoon is in excellent condition with clear crisp hallmarks and is made of a good gauge silver. The spoon has a fig shaped bowl.
It is hallmarked with the lion passant for sterling .925 English silver, the crown town mark for Sheffield and the letter 'y' for 1916. Also the makers mark is very clear HA for Atkin Bros.
The firm was establishment in Sheffield by Thomas Law in the mid 18th century later being succeeded by Henry Atkin and John Oxley who traded as Atkin, Oxley & Co, and later still from 1840 as Henry Atkin & Co at 32 Howard Street, Sheffield. After his death, his brothers Harry Wrigth Atkin, Edward Thomas Atkin and Frank Shaw Atkin continued the business as Atkin Brothers right up until 1950s.
The spoon measures just over 3.5 inches (just over 9cms) long and weighs 15.2 gms