George II Silver Oil and Vinegar Set


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Object Description

A good antique silver condiment set for pouring oil and vinegar. The heavy silver frame has a handsome rococo cartouche with monogram and stands on broad shell feet. The 2 early glass bottles have silver mounts with hinged lids. The silver decoration of all three pieces is fully matching and everything fits together. There is a small ring to the front, too small for a bottle, which probably is part of the original design.

Weight of stand 513 grams, 16.4 troy ounces.

Total height 23.5cm. Stand width 16cm. Bottle height 20cm.

London 1754.

Maker Jabez Daniell.

Sterling silver.

Jabez Daniell, London silversmith, apprenticed to Samuel Wood 1739, free 1747. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1749. James Mince was apprenticed to him in 1743, free 1761,nand worked in partnership from about 1766-75. Daniell was probably in partnership with his son Thomas from about 1771. Thomas registered a mark alone in 1774 indicating Jabez’ possible death or retirement.

Object Literature

The earliest antique silver cruet frames were made from c.1700 onwards. The two bottle oil and vinegar frame was also produced occasionally although these are more popular on the continent. Later in the 18th century the number of bottles in a cruet increased to as many as 8 or 10 containing a variety of sauces of the period such as soy, ketchup, tarragon etc, so many that little sauce labels were needed to identify the contents.

Object Condition

All pieces are in very good condition. The base is stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks. The silver bottle mounts are unmarked as is normal at that date.

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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