Antique William & Mary Silver Sugar Caster. Please scroll down for photographs below. A late 17th century antique sterling silver muffineer in the traditional lighthouse design with a bayonet fitting, so typical of these very early casters. This lovely castor is of heavy quality and feels good in the hand. The base is plain styled with fluted borders, the top is simply pierced, the holes are quite large as crushed loaf sugar was still in use at this early date. Weight 310 grams, 9.9 troy ounces. Diameter of base 8.5 cms. Makers mark for Thomas Brydon (overstruck) – see Jacksons page 148, bottom mark. Literature: Casters didn’t become common household objects until the late 17th century. They were made in varying sizes and designs and were usually for sugar or pepper although the blind caster, the earliest form of mustard pot, was used for dry mustard. The old spelling “castor” is less frequently used nowadays. Condition: This useful antique sugar shaker is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Fully functional and all matching and original. Excellent colour and weight. Stamped with clear English silver hallmarks underneath, lion passant to the top. An interesting feature is the double struck date letter also punched on the inside of the body. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item. Waxantiques is an accredited member of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, and CINOA, the International Confederation of Art Dealers. All members have to meet stringent requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. Please make all cheques payable to “Wax Antiques”. Posting days are Wednesday and Friday. Posting and packing for. North America, Australia and Japan: FREE. Rest of the world: Price on request. The item “Antique William & Mary Silver Sugar Caster by Thomas Brydon 1690 stock id 8362″ is in sale since Saturday, May 7, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Salt & Pepper Cellars/Shakers”. The seller is “waxantiques” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Solid Silver
- Maker: Thomas Brydon
- Product: Sugar Caster
- Age: Pre-1800
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