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Victorian silver mustard pot

£ 385

Silversmith
Place

London

Year

1856

A simple Victorian silver mustard pot made by Charles and George Fox in the classic Georgian lidded drum style with decorative thumbpiece, bead pattern borders and elegant scroll handle. The silver mustard pot is fitted with a blue glass liner.

Mustard has been a popular condiment since medieval times and grand houses would appoint their very own mustarder, whose solely responsibility was to make sure the household mustard 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 in novelty forms.

Height
55mm (2 1/4")
Diameter
65mm (2 1/2")
Weight
121g (3.89 troy ozs )
Condition
Excellent
Reference
1560
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