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Sterling Silver Egg Cruet Set For Six Persons - Antique William IV (1834)

An exceptional, fine and impressive, antique William IV English sterling silver egg cruet set for six persons; part of our dining silverware collection

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Sterling Silver Egg Cruet Set For Six Persons - Antique William IV (1834)

Description


This exceptional antique sterling silver egg cruet set consists of six egg cups and six associated spoons, displayed on a functional original purpose-made stand.


The original hallmarked egg cups have a bell shaped form onto a knopped circular spreading pedestal foot.


These antique silver egg cups are embellished with applied moulded borders to the rim and retain the original gilt interiors.


The six associated hallmarked English sterling silver spoons have been crafted in the Fiddle pattern.


Each egg cup and spoon are supported and displayed on the rounded hexafoil shaped stand, ornamented with further applied moulded decoration.


The surface of the stand bears six circular peg receivers enabling the egg cups to stand securely in situ; these pegs secure to the underside with hallmarked screw fitments.


The original antique stand features a central carrying handle ornamented with exceptional embossed scroll and leaf decoration accented with fluted designs.


The central balusted shaped column incorporates a hallmarked leaf decorated knop incorporating interlacing integrated receivers for the six egg spoons


The stand is supported by four impressive cast sterling silver bracket style feet with scrolling leaf decorated terminals.


Each egg cup, spoon and the surface of the stand bears the contemporary engraved initials 'WIP'.


This exceptional silver egg cruet set was crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Edward, Edward junior, John & William Barnard.


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Date: 1834

Condition


This antique silver egg cruet is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The applied decoration is all very sharp.

Full British hallmarks to the surface of the stand and each egg cup, in addition to the reverse of each spoon and part hallmarks to the spoon receiver are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique egg cruet.


Dimensions


Stand

Length 21.4cm/8.4"

Width 21.4cm/8.4"

Height 21cm/8.3"


Egg Cup

Diameter of rim 5.1cm/2"

Diameter of foot 3.8cm/1.5"

Height 6.8cm/2.7"


Spoon

Length 11.8cm/4.6"

Width of bowl 2.1cm/0.8"


Total Weight


31.1 troy ounces/967g


 
 
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