George II Silver Pepper


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Object Description

A plain style antique silver castor with pierced top and shaped finial. Small size for salt or pepper.

Weight 73 grams, 2.3 troy ounces.

Height 11.9 cm.

London 1737.

Maker Charles Sprage.

Sterling silver.

Chrles Sprage, London silversmth, apprenticed to John White 1724, freedom urecorded. Mark entered as largeworker.

Object Literature

Antique Silver Peppers (Pepperettes or Pepper Shakers) originated in the 17th century when they were more commonly known as Casters. The most popular styles were baluster, hexagonal, vase and lighthouse which continued through to today. Novelty Peppers are a popular collecting field and can be found in many attractive forms, particularly animals.

Object Condition

Very good condition.

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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