A Victorian Silver Eight Bottle Cruet, London 1845
A Victorian silver eight bottle cruet,the silver frame with scrolled border on floral engraved circular base resting on scroll legs with central loop handle, containing four larger faceted bottles and four smaller silver-mounted faceted glass bottles, measuring approximately 28cm 11in overall, hallmarked London 1845, maker John Charles Angell & George Angell for John Angell & Sons.
A wonderful Victorian cruet frame. Cruet frames came into use in the early eighteenth century, when they typically held three casters for salt, mustard, and pepper, and two bottles for oil and vinegar. In the nineteenth century, the number of bottles increased as new and exotic sauces and spices became features at the dinner table. The ornate detail on this cruet frame is typical of the Victorian era, and this piece would look perfect on the dinner table for formal meals.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.