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Rare horse hoof silver mustard pot

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Silversmith
Place

London

Year

1900

Rare mustard pot is beautifully modelled as a horse's hoof with hinged lid and gilded interior. This unusual piece has its original mustard spoon cast as a riding crop.

Mustard has been a popular condiment since the Medieval Ages and grand houses would appoint a very own Mustarder, whose solely responsibility was to make sure the household was always topped up. In those days mustard was used in dry powder form.

With growing popularity in the 18th century, mustard was produced in wet form and the desire for a specific container to serve it at the table. This spawned a variety of styles and designs, some of them novelty like this horse hoof.

Height
50mm (2")
Weight
153g (4.92 troy ozs )
Condition
Excellent
Reference
5328
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