Thursday, June 30, 2016
Share Your Cup #204
Check out this post for my last tea cup bargain.
A caddy spoon is a spoon used for measuring out the dried form of tea leaves, that are commonly called tea. Traditionally made of silver, they were in common use in the 19th century, when tea was a more expensive commodity. Tea was sometimes stored in elaborate boxes or containers called tea caddies, and these spoons were made to be used with such containers. I think it's silver plate but with no marks it's impossible to tell.
This was an extra in a bag of stuff from a second hand store so I'm thrilled that it is a tea related item. It has Australia etched in the bowl and the Harbour Bridge Sydney on the emblem.
The mystery is what is it? It has 2 holes on the side which have been drilled. Why?
It could be a vase but then the hole don't make sense,
it could be a pot which may explain the holes if suspended by some sort of string,
it works as a tea light holder. Do you have any suggestions or ideas as to it's purpose? Leave me a comment.
Sharing with Carol at Art and Sand for Share Your Cup #204.