Georgian Silver Cruet Set by Hester Bateman

  • This complete eight-piece silver and crystal cruet set with stand was crafted by Hester Bateman
  • Her signature decorative elements are on display in the design, including a beaded edge
  • Each silver-topped, cut-crystal bottle rests securely within the stand
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Item No. 31-3011

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This complete eight-piece silver and crystal cruet set with stand was crafted by the Queen of the Georgian silversmiths, Hester Bateman. Her signature delicate decorative elements are beautifully integrated into the overall design, including bright-cut engraving, piercing and beaded edging. Each silver-topped, cut-crystal bottle rests securely within the stand, which is supported by ball and claw feet.

The cruet’s history began in Biblical times, when it is believed these small vessels were used for the ecclesiastical purposes of holding oil and wine. It was not until the 17th century that there is mention of salad “crue” holding oil and vinegar. In time, sets of cruets became more elaborate to accommodate peppers, salts and other spices, made from crystal and precious metals such as gold and silver.

Hallmarked London, 1788

8 3/8" wide x 5 3/8" deep x 10" high
Georgian Silver Cruet Set by Hester Bateman
Maker: Bateman, Hester
Period: 18th Century
Origin: England
Type: Cruets/Salts
Depth: 5.38 Inches
Width: 8.38 Inches
Height: 10.0 Inches
Style: Georgian

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