Of stretched oval shape and of concave and convex form. The slightly narrower end engraved with an eagle's head with feathered neck and the beak surrounded by tea leaves being the convex part and the sunken section finely engraved with wing feathers. Both sides nearly the same apart from one which has a plain untextured feather inscribed "M,Appleby 16", the same side struck with very small Scottish hallmarks. Complete with original black leatherette box, the interior with black velvet and the cream coloured synthetic silk lining to the lid stamped "Malcolm Appleby Grandtully PH15 2QU Scotland"
This spoon comes in two forms, both made by Appleby but one with superb enamelling by Jane Short, the latter being one of the most striking caddy spoons we have ever seen. Nevertheless, the above spoon is beautifully made by one of the most talented of contemporary silversmiths. The simple outline superbly filled with fine engraving make this spoon a highly desireable piece. It was commissioned by The Society of Caddy Spoon Collectors to commemorate the 60th anniversary of their inauguration by the noted author and expert Eric Delieb in 1963.