C1792, BATEMAN, COMPLETE & MATCHING, ANTIQUE GEORGIAN STERLING SILVER CRUET SET. A rare and complete antique George III hallmarked sterling silver cruet. Of excellent quality, comprising eight silver topped glass bottles within a boat shaped stand, made by the famous silversmithing family - Peter and Ann Bateman, and dating to the. Late 18th century, circa 1792. The stand is of oval boat shape with a mahogany wooden base, standing on four shell form feet.The outer surface is hand chased with floral garlands below a band of pierced interlocking circles. Four cartouches remain around the body, one of which is engraved with a family crest of a stag's head above the initials'GEC'. The central handle incorporates a shaped pierced plaque to securely hold the bottles in place. The cut crystal bottles comprise 2 condiment bottles with silver hinged lids, 2 large spice bottles with silver lids, and four smaller condiment bottles with silver collars and each with original cut glass stopper. Each element of the piece is fully hallmarked as follows. Makers Mark: PB over AB for. Silver grade: Lion passant mark for Sterling 925 Silver. Assay office: Crowned leopard head - London.
Date: (r) 1792 (one bottle with s for 1793). Also marked with Monarch's head indicating duty paid. 23 cm or 9 inches.Cm or 7 1/4 inches. In good antique condition, with expected age related wear, a very fine and complete set. The glass is generally good with a couple of minor bites, and one very small chip at the base of one. One of the smallest bottles also has a semi-circular crack which runs beneath the silver collar. The inner wooden surface of the stand has a faint inscription visible to the right of the handle in gallery image 10. Please see the images provided which complement this description. If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to ask and we will be happy to help. We have many other interesting and unusual items for sale, so please take a look. Stomers wishing to use a. We take great care to package and post your item safely to anywhere in the world for the best possible price. Each of our items has come from a reputable and traceable source. Buyers can rest assured that we will provide you with a comprehensive, reliable and trustworthy service which we endeavour to make hassle free for all our customers. We aim to answer all enquiries within 24 hours. Your satisfaction is our priority. The item "C1792, BATEMAN, COMPLETE & MATCHING, ANTIQUE GEORGIAN STERLING SILVER CRUET SET" is in sale since Thursday, February 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Salt & Pepper Cellars/Shakers". The seller is "phoenixchild0" and is located in Winchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.