Honey has a rich history, mentioned in Babylonian writings for its sweetness and perceived medicinal properties, and believed to date back even earlier, to around 2100BC. During the 18th Century silver honey pots, often modelled to resemble skeps, were produced in Britain to serve honey at the table as a true sign of luxury and wealth, with some notable examples created by silversmiths such as Paul Storr, although examples from before the Victorian period are very rare and highly sought after.
Hallmarked In 1810
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1810 by Thomas Lamborn, this fantastic and very rare, Regency period, Antique, Sterling Silver Honey Skep, is beautifully crafted and stands on three ball feet, with a domed lid and a glass liner. The honey pot measures 5.5"(14cm) tall to the top of the ring handle, by 3.5"(9cm) in diameter, with a silver weight of 6.1 troy ounces.
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