We are offering for sale a fabulous example of the highly sought after Warwick cruet set that was made by the best maker of this type of object. Samuel Wood was a specialist caster and salt pot maker and so it was a natural step for him to integrate his wares in to a single stand. This stand has Rococo influences with the asymmetric scroll cartouche and four shell shaped feet. The central handle can be unscrewed for easier cleaning if necessary. The three silver casters are in the standard baluster form for the period and each one has a really hefty weight in the hand. The three casters appear to have matching pierced decoration to the covers, but in reality we have a large sugar caster, a pepper caster (both pierced) and a blind mustard pot – the latter has an original sleeve inside the cover cleverly blanking off the holes to keep the mustard fresh. The two glass bottles are original to the stand and retain their original silver caps – the caps when removed can be inserted in to the two side rings of the stand to prevent them being mislaid. The quality and condition is quite simply superb. Each piece exudes the highest quality in terms of the design, workmanship and weight and is appropriately hallmarked to match the stand. The silver weighs just under 50tr. Which is quite a bit more than standard examples. It is most unusual to find such an immaculate Warwick Cruet Stand, they almost invariably have a piece missing, some damage or repair, but this example features all the original component part with no engravings and everything is in superb condition. The Warwick Cruet was so named after the first such cruet set made by Anthony Nelme for the Duke of Warwick in 1715. Please view our specialist site at antiquesilverspoons for a further large selection of fine quality Victorian, Georgian and earlier silver. 22.5cm (8.9″) high; 23cm (9.1″) wide. Largest caster: 18.5cm (7.3) high. 1510 grams (2020g gross weight with glass). Full set of English hallmarks (guaranteeing Sterling 925 standard silver) for London 1755, made by Samuel Wood. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions. Office opening hours 9.00am 4.30pm (Mon to Fri). Outside these hours we are available via. We have been dealing in antique silver for 25 years and supply some of the UKs leading retail outlets with top quality stock. We enjoy a strong reputation for honesty and integrity and never sell second rate items. As leading specialists in the field of fine antique silver, we have two sites. Our first site at. Our second site at. Explains the impact of the recent high metal prices on antique sterling silver and explains how to best take advantage of the situation. You can be assured of a professional and friendly service and will never be disappointed with. The item “5 CASTER & CONDIMENT BOTTLE GEORGIAN SILVER WARWICK CRUET SET, London 1755 Wood” is in sale since Wednesday, July 26, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Salt & Pepper Cellars/Shakers”. The seller is “sunbeau” and is located in Royal Forest of Dean. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Solid Silver
- Maker: Samuel Wood
- Product: Salt & Pepper Cellars/ Shakers
- Age: Pre-1800
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