Learn about Cruet and Condiment and Sets

A cruet also known as a caster, is a small container to hold condiments such as oil, vinegar, mustard, pepper. Its shape and adornments will depend on the specific condiment for which it is designed. For example a cruet for liquids may have a jug-like shape, while a cruet for a spice may be cylindrical with a lid and perhaps a small spoon for serving.

Cruets were made in silver, silver plate, ceramic and glass, and sometimes a combination of two materials, usually as a glass body with a silver or silver plated top.

The earliest cruets, from the beginning of the 18th century were known as "Warwick cruets" after a cruet set made by Anthony Nelme in 1715 for the Duke of Warwick, and include three elaborately decorated and shaped matching silver casters, usually with one unpierced, which held powdered mustard, and the other two for oil and vinegar, combined in a stand with a handle enabling it to be passed between dinner guests. more...
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A Hardy Bros silver-plate breakfast egg 20 cm high, 34 cm wide

Antique silver plated miniature breakfast egg, approx 13 cm high, 18 cm wide

Two EPNS egg cruet sets, both to include 4 egg cups,4 teaspoons and a handled serving tray

A silver photograph frame with egg and dart border; Whitehill, Sheffield. Image 14.5 x 9.5 cm.

Silver plated egg cruet together with a glasses tray with 6 glasses

Antique silver plated cruet set together with 3 toast racks and an egg cruet

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