Pierced Conical Silver Mustard Pot, 1851

Pierced Victorian silver mustard pot London 1851 Charles George Fix
Pierced Victorian silver mustard pot London 1851 Charles George Fix DSCN5833 v2 DSCN5834 v2 DSCN5835 v2 DSCN5837 v2 DSCN5838 v2 DSCN5839

£245.00

Mustard Pot - Pierced; Conical; Frosted Glass Liner - London 1851 by Charles & George Fox - 8.3cm high; 7.5cm diameter base; 135g silver (290g gross weight) - PR/8989

This is a very cleverly designed silver mustard pot, made by the premier Victorian silversmithing partnership of Charles and George Fox.

The body of the pot has a conical form narrowing towards the top, which in most circumstances would mean that the removal of the frosted glass liner would be impossible, however the base ring has a well-made thread that can be turned allowing its removal and releasing the liner. This ensures that the glass is secure at all times - it seems to have worked because the glass remains in excellent condition!

The body of the pot is attractively pierced and the hinged cover decoratively engraved and centred by a crest. This mustard pot is in fine condition, although the crest is a touch worn.