A nice little silver pepper pot in the form of a Victorian teapot. Typical late 19th century shape with oval tapering sides and straight spout. Gilt inside. The lid pulls off to fill with pepper. Weight 28 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Height 4 cms. Spread of handle to spout 7. 2 cms. Base 4.2 x 3.4 cms. Chester 1898. Maker Saunders & Shepherd.
Biography – Saunders & Sheperd was founded in London by Cornelius Desormeaux Sanders Sr and James Francis Hollings Sheperd (1869). Became Saunders & Sheperd Ltd in 1899 and and Saunders, Sheperd & Co Ltd in 1916. Active at Bartlett’s Building-Holborn Circus, London (1873-1902)