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...In the Victorian era with more elaborate dining settings, the number of condiments used during a meal increased, as did the number of containers in the cruet set, and some cruet sets contained up to six or eight containers, either arranged tw-by-two, or in a circular container. Glass bottles replaced the silver containers of the earlier era and the holders became simpler, sometimes being a metal frame attached to the base.
Completeness and originality is important when purchasing a cruet set, and missing containers, replaced containers and missing or chipped stoppers will depreciate the value of a cruet set.
Another type of cruet set is an egg cruet, typically consisting of four to eight egg cups in a stand, often with a spoon for each egg cup. These were mainly made in silver or silver plate, and occasionally ceramic. The egg cups may fit in rings, or over a stud on the base of the stand. Sometimes the interiors of the egg cups are gilded to prevent corrosion. The stands are either solid, or a framework with a handle.
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A Victorian silver condiment set containing two pepperettes and a mustard pot, each of vase form atop a pediment shaped base, engraved with rococo floral scrolls, Josiah Williams & Co. (George Maudsley Jackson & David Landsborough Fullerton, London
English hallmarked sterling silver Elizabeth II five piece cruet set comprising two peppers, two open salts & spoons & a lidded mustard & spoon, with glass liners, set in original, Birmingham, 1975, maker Hardy Brothers, weight 180g
A George II sterling silver Warwick cruet frame with original bottles and casters, with a contemporary coat of arms and crests of a rampant lion by Samuel Wood, London 1744, the frame 21 cm high, The arms are those of Rokesborough (sometimes spelt Roxburgh
Late Victorian boxed sterling silver cruet set, hallmarked Birmingham, 1896, SH and SHS, including mustard pot, four salt cellars, and two pepper shakers, in lined leather box marked Hardy Bros, hunter St, Sydney
A Victorian sterling silver cruet, 1846 London, with maker's marks for Samuel Whitford II or Samuel Wheatley, the five bottle cruet with a shaped carry handle and supported on three curvaceous legs with shell pad feet, with an applied rocaille cartouch
A Georgian sterling silver cruet, 1827 London, with rubbed maker's marks, with neoclassical styling, the four bottle cruet having gadrooned decoration to the shaped base and carry handle, with acanthus leaf supports, shell motifs, acanthus and lion'
A George III sterling silver five bottle cruet set, circular form raised on tripod paw feet, the gallery pierced with foliage design and a central shield shaped cartouche. Jabez Daniel & James Mince, London 1777. Weight tray only 287g. Height 20.5 cm.
Georgian cruet set on a sterling silver stand. By William Bateman. With gadroon & shell borders, half fluted chased belly, applied cast paw feet and a floral decorated handle. Marked London, WB, 1823, approx 22 cm long, 14 cm wide, 27 cm high
Condiment set. Boxed twelve piece formal silver gilt set, in the style of Paul Storr, hallmarked London 1909, manufactured by Elkington & Co., retailed by Garrard & Co. Ltd, 112 Regent Street London W1, in velvet lined case
Cruet set. Sterling silver hallmarked Birmingham 1947, five piece box set, comprising pair of salts, pair of pepper shakers, mustard pot & three spoons in case, retailed by Wendt 74 Rundle Street Adelaide
Rare George III sterling silver Warwick cruet with fixed scroll handle, 3 solid sterling silver casters and 2 cut glass bottles with sterling silver tops on scroll legs with shell cast feet, London, 1767-68, maker Samuel Wheat
A cased Victorian sterling silver condiment set, comprising oval lidded mustard pot with blue glass liner and spoon. Two urn shaped muffineers. Hallmarked London 1884, maker Charles Stuart Harris. Spoon Exeter 1859.
An elegant four piece sterling silver cruet, 1898 London, with maker's marks for George Jackson and Fullerton, comprising two salts, a mustard pot and a small caster, designed as campana style urns, with stepped pedestal bases, flying scroll handles a
A George II sterling silver five piece cruet, 1755 London, with maker's marks for Jw with pellet to all pieces, with two cut bottles, a large and two smaller casters, each of bulbous pillar form with conforming rope twist borders and vegetal pierced lids,
Seven silver cruet items: a mustard pot, four salts, two spoons, late 19th century and after, London, America, Austria, a sterling silver mustard pot by Lambert & Co, Coventry Street; two gilt washed Austrian salts with a stepped ribbed designs, two p
Two boxed sterling silver cruet sets, 1937 and 1946/54 Birmingham with maker's mark for Suckling Ltd, each comprising a salt, mustard pot, a pepper shaker and two spoons, one of compressed style with curvaceous feet, the other with pierced borders; gl
A three piece sterling silver cruet set plus spoon, 1935 Sheffield, with maker's marks for Cooper Bros & Sons, comprising a salt and mustard pot of compressed form and a baluster pepper shaker, all with waisted ringed bases, and decorative Gothic b
A three piece sterling silver cruet set, 1904 London, with maker's mark for George Jackson, D Fullerton, the campana form cruet set with flying scrolled handles, applied decorative rims and pedestal bases, comprising two salts and a mustard pot, with b
A three piece Art Deco sterling silver cruet set and spoon, 1947 Birmingham, with maker's marks for Suckling Ltd, of elegant square section form with canted corners and stepped pedestal bases, comprising a blue glass lined mustard pot and salt, a peppe
A mixed sterling silver three piece cruet set, three spoons, early to later 20th century, Birmingham and Chester, various makers, all of similar compressed design and raised on small curvaceous feet, glass lined; hallmarked to all, some marks rubbed’
A boxed four piece sterling silver cruet set, 1909 Birmingham, with maker's marks for William Devenport, comprising two shakers and a glass lined mustard pot with associated spoon, in the original presentation box’silver weight 120gr. Height 9 cm
A three piece sterling silver cruet set with spoons, 1977 Birmingham, with maker's marks for Walker & Hall, with Elizabeth II punch, of traditional styling comprising a pear shaped shaker and a salt and matching mustard pot with blue glass liners,
A six piece sterling silver cruet and four condiment spoons, 1914 Birmingham, with maker's mark for Martin Hall & Co, comprising two salts and two mustard pots of compressed lozenge form with curvaceous feet, serpentine threaded edges and blue glas
An elegant eight piece sterling silver boxed cruet set, 1899 Birmingham, with maker's marks for B. Barnett, the pedestal salts of compressed boat shaped form with embossed rococo revival decoration accompanied by four associated spoons, in the original
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