An excellent quality antique silver condiment bottle set. The boat shaped stand has rope twist borders and decorative pierced ends with applied leaf and grape mounts. The cut crystal oil and vinegar bottles have faceted necks and pretty raised bow ornaments. The heavy silver bottle tops fit snugly and sit into the holders on the side of the stand when the bottles are in use. There is a good armorial engraved within the cartouche on the front of the stand. Weight of frame 652 grams, 20.9 troy ounces. Stand measures – length 31 cms, width 17 cms. Total height 20 cms. Marked on every piece with French silver stamps for Paris 1785.
This pretty cruet set is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The bottles are in good order. Every piece is fully marked with French silver stamps. The engraved armorial is still crisp. The silver tops fit firmly on the bottles and also into the little round holders on each side of the stand. One of the silver tops has a small gap where the join has parted slightly, this does not affect its functionality.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.