Shires Antiques is located in West Haddon, United Kingdom
Victorian 1886 Solid Hallmarked Silver Cruet Set Salt & Pepper Grinders Mills
REF: 2277 / LA342872
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Extremely rare Victorian hallmarked silver salt and pepper cruet set or grinders. The silver is assayed in London with the date mark for 1886 and bares the makers mark for Thornhill. Super quality with all the fittings being in solid silver as well as the outer casing. The lid, inside mechanism and bases are all stamped with the assay mark as well as the main body. Thornhill & Co were top luxury goods retailers in New Bond Street, London. It's rare to find such early examples of these grinders that with modern day copies are copied from. All original with the Peugeot steel mechanisms that are the best even today. because of the corrosive properties of salt it is extremely rare to find such an early set still in full working order. The main body is a good layer of silver over a wood interior which has helped them survive for so long. Engraved to the body with the initials WI and the date 1887. The condition is excellent no scratches dents or splits in the silver. They are in a tissue lined gift box. A lovely top quality pair to grace any table. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
They both measure 3 5/8 inches 9.2 cm tall and 2 inches 5.1 cm wide.
Shires Antiques has clarified that the Victorian 1886 Solid Hallmarked Silver Cruet Set Salt & Pepper Grinders Mills (LA342872) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1886
Excellent condition for their age, in full working order and with only minor surface marks from age and use. No holes or splits in the silver, just light surface dinks.
UK sign for postage £8 International sign for postage £18
This Victorian 1886 Solid Hallmarked Silver Cruet Set Salt & Pepper Grinders Mills is located in West Haddon, United Kingdom