This exceptional antique sterling silver egg cruet set consists of four egg cups and associated spoons displayed on a functional original purpose-made stand with a central carrying handle.
The original hallmarked egg cups have a bell shaped form onto a circular spreading foot.
These antique silver egg cups are plain and unembellished, with applied moulded decoration to the upper rim of each vessel.
Each egg cup is supported and displayed on the navette-shaped stand, ornamented with an impressive applied leaf decorated border to the rim and incorporating a leaf decorated handpiece to either end.
The surface of the stand bears four circular receivers enabling the egg cups to stand securely in situ; these supports alternate with integrated, elevated receivers for the four egg spoons.
The original antique stand of this antique cruet set features a central carrying handle with a curvilinear frame and circular handpiece.
The stand is supported by four impressive paw style feet, embellished with further leaf decoration to the sockets.
The exceptional stand and egg cups were crafted by the Birmingham silversmith Alexander Clark & Co Ltd in 1912, and the four egg spoons were crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd in 1930.