First recorded in the UK at the beginning of the 18th Century, the cruet set was the precursor to the now more widely used condiment set. A cruet set was traditionally used to hold oil, vinegar, pepper and powdered mustard, with the ‘Warwick’ cruet being the original and highly sought after design, named after an example made in 1715 by Anthony Nelme for the Earl of Warwick. Towards the end of the Georgian period much larger sets started to be produced as more condiments were desired on the table. Good condition 18th Century sets, and novelty examples, are desired by collectors today.
Hallmarked In 1799
Hallmarked in London in 1799 by Paul Storr, this very handsome, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Cruet Set, comprises six bottles, all with silver mounts, and all fitted into a Neoclassical design frame which stands on four feet. The cruet set measures 9.25"(23.5cm) tall, by 10"(25.5cm) wide, by 4.75"(12cm) deep, and has a silver weight of 16.1 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1726
Hallmarked in London in 1726 by Thomas Bamford I, this magnificent, George I, Antique Sterling Silver Warwick Cruet, comprises two oil bottles, two pepper pots and a sugar caster, all fitted to a scroll detailed frame which stands on four cast shell design feet. The cruet set measures 8.5"(22cm) tall, by 7.5"(19cm) wide, by 7.5"(19cm) deep, and the silver weighs 39.4 troy ounces.
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