London, South Kensington
26 June 2007
A GEORGE IV SILVER SIX-CUP EGG CRUET,
MARK OF EMES & BARNARD, LONDON, 1824,
The reed & tie handle with shell & foliate embellishments, hexafoil frame with six egg cups, the latter with shell, leaf & gadroon rims matching the cruet stand's border around it's pedestal base, later engraved with a dragon crest within a Garter strap surmounted by an earl's coronet, also a set of six associated Victorian Fiddle pattern egg spoons, London, 1867, 9¾ in. high (25 cm.), 40 oz. (13)
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