English George III Sterling Silver Cruet Set by Benjamin Mountique
The caster set is a charming and beautiful piece of the past, yet still practical and decorative today. This beautiful example dates to the 1780s and showcases the simple and elegant designs of the Georgian Era. The set features eight crystal bottles in total, seven original with one replacement. Two bottles are intended to be used for salt and pepper, with the remaining five vials to be used for various oils and vinegar. The set resides in a most desirable sterling silver frame encircled with delicate floral engravings.
Most fashionable in the 1800s, the caster set was an essential on every Victorian dining table as convenient condiment holders. These beautiful dining accessories were crafted in various materials and styles and used by the most humble to upper-class households. The most desirable and costly sets featured sterling silver or silver-plated frames, and a splendid example such as this would have belonged to an incredibly affluent household. This attractive and captivating caster set will surely add a touch of unique elegance to any tablescape or bar.
The bottom bears the hallmark BM attributed to English silversmith Benjamin Mountigue.
11″ High x 7 1/4″ Wide x 5″ Deep
Circa 1784SKU: BBEC JROS248 P $4,600 Inquire