Sterling Silver Stand and Egg Cruet Set For Six Persons - Antique George III (1816). An exceptional, fine and impressive, antique Georgian English sterling silver egg cruet set for six persons; part of our dining silverware collection. This exceptional antique sterling silver egg cruet set consists of six egg cups and six associated spoons, displayed on a functional original purpose-made stand. The original hallmarked egg cups have a bell shaped form onto a circular spreading foot. These antique silver egg cups are embellished with applied moulded girdles, in addition to applied egg decoration to each foot.
Each egg cup is further ornamented with an applied gadroon decorated border to the rim and retains the original gilt interior. The six associated hallmarked English sterling silver spoons have been crafted in the Fiddle pattern.
Each egg cup and spoon are supported and displayed on the rounded rectangular stand, ornamented with further applied gadroon decoration. The surface of the stand bears six circular receivers enabling the egg cups to stand securely in situ; these supports alternate with integrated receivers for the six egg spoons.
The original antique stand features a central carrying handle ornamented with exceptional scrolling leaf decoration accented with fluted designs. The plain hallmarked strut to the handle is embellished with a contemporary engraved crest.The upper and lower portions of the stand are connected with impressive tapering pillar style legs, accented with scrolling leaf ornamentation to the upper portions. The stand is supported by four impressive regency style bracket style paw feet with scrolling leaf decorated terminals and floral medallions. These antique silver egg cups and stand are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The applied decoration is all very clear. Full British hallmarks to the surface of the stand and each egg cup, in addition to the reverse of each spoon are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these antique sterling silver egg cups. Diameter of rim 5.3cm/2.1. Diameter of foot 3.7cm/1.5. Width of bowl 2.7cm/1.1. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977.In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Antique Sterling Silver Stand and Egg Cruet Set For Six Persons George III 1816" is in sale since Friday, December 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle on Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.