Antique silver mustard pot

Antique silver mustard pot

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Victorian sterling silver mustard pot and spoon in the style of a George III example, with oval body and hand-pierced openwork decoration that reveals the blue glass liner inside. The silver mustard spoon was made by Francis Higgins & Son in London 1918.

Mustard has been a popular condiment since medieval times and grand houses would appoint their very own mustarder, whose solely responsibility was to make sure the household mustard was always topped up. In those days mustard was used in dry powder form.

With growing popularity in the 18th century, mustard was produced in wet form and the desire for a specific container to serve it at the table. This spawned a variety of styles and designs, some of them in novelty forms.

Dimensions:

Height 90 mm / 3 12"
Width 75 mm / 3 14"
Depth 50 mm / 2 14"
Weight 137 g (4.40 troy ozs)
Year

1897

Place

London

Condition

Excellent

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