This is a gorgeous antique silver plated cruet set bearing the makers mark of the renowned silversmith family, Walkers and Hall, and circa 1845 in date.
The set comprises a beautifully decorative silver plated cruet stand holding eight exquisite cut glass condiment bottles traditionally for chilli, soy, cayenne vinegar oil and ketchup.
The antique silver cruet features a central handle, has gadrooned edging with Rocco acanthus cresting and a decorative country scene on the frieze. It is raised on scrolled foliate clasp feet.
This is truly a special item and will attract the maximum amount of attention, the quality and craftsmanship are undeniable.
In excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 31 x Width 21 x Depth 21
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot x Width 8 inches x Depth 8 inches
Walker & Hall
the business was established in Sheffield in 1845 by George Walker who become an assistant of Dr John Wright. Dr John Wright had conducted important experiments on electroplating, Walker secured the royalty of electroplating for Sheffield.
The business was joined by Henry Hall and became in 1853 Walker & Hall. The factory was at Howard Street, Sheffield, while showrooms were opened in 45 Holborn Viaduct, London. Branches were opened in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cardiff, Belfast, Hull, Bristol, Melbourne and Adelaide (Australia), Cape Town (South Africa).
Walker & Hall was converted into a limited liability company in 1920 under the style Walker & Hall Ltd and combined in 1963 under the British Silverware Ltd with Mappin & Webb and Elkington & Co. Walker and Hall Sheffield were primarily Sheffield Makers, but items with Birmingham, London and Chester Assay Marks can also be found.
Our reference: X0017