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by Robert Massart
 
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AN OCTAGONAL EDWARDIAN SILVER MUSTARD POT

In this Members' Window I present a heavy and good quality Edwardian English sterling silver mustard pot, complete with its matching spoon and blue glass liner.
The mustard pot is of a very solid design and sits on four small ball feet.
Both silver pieces carry a makerís mark of "CCP" standing for Charles Clement Pilling of the firm Sibray Hall & Co.
This was a well-known firm of manufacturing silversmiths, based at Fitzwilliam Works, 111 St Maryís Road, Sheffield. Established in 1880, Charles Pilling became a partner from 1891. His mark was registered at Goldsmithís Hall on 20th February 1900.
The London showrooms of Sibray Hall & Co opened in 1890 and were located at 30 Ely Place, Holbron, London EC.
Remark : Firms often had marks registered with multiple assay offices across the UK. Often, it was preferable for items intended for retail in London to be sent for assay at the London Assay Office and therefore bear the London mark.
Hallmarks of mustard : Leopardís head for London, lion passant for sterling silver, date letter "i" for 1904
The mustard pot is in excellent condition with no dents, splits or repairs and the glass liner has no chips, cracks or repairs. The hinge is fine and the lid closes fully.
It measures 67 mm wide and stands at 55 mm tall.
There are no monograms or inscriptions, nor have there ever been any.
Weight (without blue liner) : 64 g
The spoon has a little ball shaped terminal on a slender shaft and is hallmarked with the leopardís head for London, lion passant for sterling silver, date letter "g" for 1902.
Length of spoon is 63 mm.
silver mustard pot: London 1904 silver mustard pot: London 1904
silver mustard pot
and matching spoon
silver mustard pot
and blue glass liner
silver mustard pot: London 1904 silver mustard pot: London 1904
Charles Clement Pilling
and London 1904 hallmarks
(on the body)
Charles Clement Pilling
and London 1904 hallmarks
(on the lid)
silver mustard spoon silver mustard spoon: London 1902 hallmark
silver mustard spoon
London 1902
silver mustard spoon:
London 1902 hallmarks
Robert Massart
- 2007 -