An attractive antique sterling silver cruet with a set of 7 matching bottles. The oval cruet basket has a wooden internal platform and a very pretty handle. Decorated in typical Georgian style with a half ribbed gallery, gadroon border and decorative spreading feet. The salt, pepper and mustard pots have sterling silver tops and the oil and vinegar bottles have star cut mushroom stoppers. Height to top of handle 22 cms, base 20 x 15.25 cms. Each piece is marked for London 1822. Maker William Sharp.
This handsome antique cruet has no restoration and is in excellent but used condition. All the bottles are original and with their original stoppers (except possibly 1 small stopper which is slightly smaller). The glass is in good order but has a few tiniest frittings where the bottles have been in and out of the frame. All the silver is hallmarked with the same date and maker - there are a few small dinks. The wood has a few stains from use over the centuries.
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.