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Hallmarked Silver Owl Cruet Set made in 1964

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A very pretty hallmarked silver cruet set. This lovely three-piece set; comprising a pepper shaker, a saltshaker and a mustard pot, are all made in the form of owls.

Date 1964
Made By Richard Comyns
Location England
Stock Number W110x18

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W110x18
Date:
1964
Maker: Richard Comyns
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Description

A very pretty hallmarked silver cruet set made by Richard Comyns in London in 1964.

This lovely three-piece set; comprising a pepper shaker, a saltshaker and a mustard pot, are all made in the form of owls. Each one is very finely cast and hand chased with glass eyes. They feel very weighty in the hand. The interiors of the saltshaker and mustard pot are gilded.

Dimensions: height 7.7 cm; weight 11.67 troy oz.

Maker
Richard Comyns

This prestigious firm of manufacturing silversmiths was originally established by William Comyns in c. 1859 when he purchased the business of Robert Tagg, an outworker of Rundell, Bridge & Co.

William Comyns, silversmith, subsequently moved to 1 Percy Mews, Rathbone Place, then to 16 Silver Street, Golden Square, Soho, and to Beak Street, Regent Street. Additional premises were taken from c. 1903 at 54 Marshall Street, Soho.

The firm became William Comyns & Son in c. 1885 when sons Charles and Richard were admitted to the partnership. William Comyns died in January 1916. The business became William Comyn & Sons Ltd in 1930, with R.H. Comyns as permanent governing director.

In 1953, the company was purchased by Bernard Copping and is now one of the few surviving manufacturing silversmiths in London, with premises at Comyns House, Tower Street, London, WC2.

Delivery Details

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Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

At the heart of William Walter Antiques is our dedication to providing our customers with beautiful silver of supreme quality, which celebrates all that is precious about sterling silver. Customer service also being paramount, our long-standing, devoted staff team go above and beyond the call of duty for all our clients. We believe it is this combination of passion and commitment that has kept our customers with us for many years.

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