Pair of Victorian Sterling Silver Salt Cellars. This beautiful set is made from sterling silver and comprises two salt cellars and spoons. The cellars are beautifully decorated with a band of chased flora and foliage around the upper sections, fluting around the bottoms and both have vacant cartouches to the front. They have two decorative, scrolled hands with floral embellishments and the interiors are gilded to prevent corrosion. The condiment spoons are made in the Kings Hourglass pattern. Both cellars are hallmarked for Birmingham 1899 but the makers mark seems to have been double struck. I think it may be that of Barnett Henry Abrahams. The spoons have different marks for Birmingham 1902 with the makers mark of William Devenport. If is often the case with these sets that the spoons were outsourced from another maker so I think these are probably original. The set is presented in its original black-coloured case with drop-down clasp and there is green silk lining to the lid and velvet to the base. Overall, the cellars are in good condition with crisp decoration, no wear to the gilding and they stand nice and level without a wobble. However, to one cellar, there is a tiny dint to the cartouche and to the other there are slight kinks to the rim on both sides. The spoons are in good order with no wear or kinks. Please see the photos below which show all aspects. The case is in good condition with working clasp although the exterior is quite tired and theres a small piece of missing covering to the back left-hand corner. The linings have no wear, staining or fading but are slightly tired with age. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN PAGE TO SEE MORE IMAGES Approximate Measurements. Cellars – 5.3 cm (2.125) diameter across the rims 7.5 cm (3) wide across the handles 3.8 cm (1.5) tall to tops of handles Spoons – 6.5 cm (2.6) long & each weighs 3 grams Case – 19.5cm (7.7) by 10.2cm (4) by 6.3cm (2.5) deep Weight – 27 grams & 28 grams (respective weights of cellars) 64 grams (total weight of silver) 246 grams (combined weight of silver & case). Please see the photos below which will enlarge if clicked on and feel free to get in touch with any questions. Prices are calculated to include the weight of packaging as well as the weight of the item. T charge for packaging. To ensure items are safe in transit, I package them very well and, unfortunately, this does increase mailing costs somewhat. All packages must be signed for upon receipt. Should you wish to return an item, please contact me as soon as possible after receiving it. I source and re-home high quality antique and vintage silver at wholesale prices. On the odd occasion, I come across something that might have had a bit of a rough life but deserves a second chance rather than being consigned to the melting pot. In all cases, because buyers are purchasing from a distance, I always provide in-depth condition reports and multiple high-magnification images in my listings to give you as much information as possible. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Cased Victorian hallmarked Sterling Silver Salt Cellars & Spoons Cruet Set 1899″ is in sale since Saturday, August 3, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Salt & Pepper Cellars/Shakers”. The seller is “jochyra” and is located in London. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Composition: Solid Silver
- Product: Salt & Pepper Cellars/ Shakers
- Style: Victorian