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First produced in sterling silver during the 18th Century, silver egg cruets quickly became popular table top items, with production increasing during the Victorian period in line with the increased production and marketing of eggs. Used on the table to serve typically between 2-6 boiled eggs, egg cruets can be found with the original egg spoons, or with salt cellars attached as eggs were often served sprinkled with salt. Early, larger sets, and novelty examples are highly sought after amongst both collectors, and egg lovers.
Made Circa 1849
Carrying silver-plate marks for 1849 by Elkington & Co., this stylish, Victorian, Antique Silver Plated Egg Cruet, takes the form of a wicket basket, holding four egg cups with gilt interiors, and four ‘fiddle pattern’ spoons with gilt bowls and engraved crests. Each egg cup measures 2.5"(6cm) tall, and the spoons are 5"(12.5cm) long. The basket itself measures 3"(7.5cm) tall, by 9.5"(24 cm) from handle to handle, by 5.5"(14cm) deep.
£675SOLD! 2020-08-11 MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1894
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1894 by John Round & Son Ltd., this novelty, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Egg Cruet, takes the form of a lashed cooking tripod, with a silver rope fastening the egg cups in place and a spoon attached to each leg. The egg cruet measures 8.5"(21cm) tall, by 5"(12.5cm) in diameter, with each egg cup measuring 2.5"(6.5cm) tall. The set together weighs 12.3 troy ounces.
£875ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1845
Hallmarked in London in 1845 by Joseph Angell & Son, this striking, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Egg Cruet, is in the Gothic Revival Style. The six gilt egg cups stand on a hexagonal star point frame with floral engraving throughout, decorative scroll feet and a heart shaped handle. The egg cruet frame measures 10"(26cm) tall, by 8"(20cm) in diameter with each cup measuring 3.5"(9cm) tall, by 1.75"(4.5cm in diameter). In total the egg cruet set weighs 23.5 troy ounces.
£1,975ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
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