Antique Silver Owl Condiment Set


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Object Description

A rare set of antique sterling silver owl condiments. All in a fitted case, retailed by Asprey. The matching set consists of an owl sugar caster, owl salt shaker and pair of owl peppers. All with glass button eyes and finely chased decorative detail.
Castor – 102 grams, 3.2 troy ounces, height 11 cms
Salt – 41 grams, 1.3 troy ounces, height 7.5 cms
Peppers – 57 grams (pair), 1,8 troy ounces, height 6 cms
All London 1867/71 and same maker Charles Edward Brown.

Biography – Edward Charles Brown, apprenticed to George J Richards 1845, free 1852. Another apprentice, William Comyns, was also freed in 1852. Brown became a partner in George Richards’ business in 1857 trading as Richards & Brown. Brown continued with this business name after Richards’ retirement in 1867 until Brown retired at the end of 1882. He died 1883.

Object Condition

This lovely silver owl cruet is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The engraving is crisp. Each has a full set of English silver hallmarks on the body (at the back) and on the top (on the neck). The salt is gilded inside the base, the peppers are inside the bases and top.

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.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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