George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300

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George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300

George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300
George III Silver Warwick Cruet Made by JOHN DELMESTER (worked from 1755). Please scroll down for photographs below. A handsome antique sterling silver cruet set with a matching set of 3 silver casters and 2 silver topped and faceted crystal oil and vinegar bottles. The cinquefoil frame has 4 shell feet and a shaped decorative cartouche containing a hand engraved armorial. An unusual feature is that one small caster has been fitted with a plain inner sleeve; this is known as a blind caster which is the earliest form of mustard pot. Total weight of silver 1498 grams, 48.1 troy ounces. Caster height 19.5 and 16 cm, bottle height 18.3 cm, each with a matching hand engraved crest. Casters London 1764, frame London 1761, maker John Delmester. Biography: John Delmester (Delmestre), London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. Only mark entered as largeworker 1755. Literature: The earliest cruet frames contained 3 castors and 2 glass bottles and are not found before 1700. This form is named the Warwick cruet after the cruet created by Anthony Nelme in 1715 for the Duke of Warwick. Occasionally one finds the two bottle oil and vinegar frame at this date although this form is more usually found on the continent. Later in the 18th century the number of bottles could be as many as 8 or 10 and these would have contained a variety of sauces of the period such as soy, ketchup, tarragon etc and they may have had little sauce labels to identify the contents. Condition: This superb antique silver condiment set is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The cruet frame and castor bases have a full set of English silver hallmarks underneath for London 1761/66. The caster tops have the lion and makers mark only. All pieces made by John Delmester. The bottle tops are unmarked, which is normal for this time, the bottle tops fit snugly in the circular holders on the side of the frame. The glass has that lovely Georgian colour which you dont find today, 1 bottle is lighter than the other. The bottles and casters all have a matching crest. All fully functional, matching and original. 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 “waxantiques”. 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 “George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300″ is in sale since Tuesday, December 25, 2018. 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
  • Product: Silver Cruet
  • Style: George III
  • Age: Pre-1800
  • Brand: John Delmester

George III Silver Warwick Cruet by JOHN DELMESTER. London 1761. Stock ID 9300

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