Pair of William IV Antique Silver Mustard Pots made in 1831

£1,450

A pair of unusually large William IV mustard pots with a contemporary pair of Indian colonial spoons by Matthies & Barron of Bombay.

Date1831
Made ByWilliam Elliott
LocationLondon
Stock NumberW109x45
W109x45
Date:
1831
Maker: William Elliott
£1,450
Description

A pair of unusually large William IV mustard pots with a contemporary pair of Indian colonial spoons by Matthies & Barron of Bombay.

These rare and large pots are gloriously decorated with shells, leaves and flowers and stand on three decorative hoof feet.

Pairs of mustard pots of this size are rare, and as the spoons are Indian colonial, probably a special order for an English Army mess table or for a wealthy English family living in India.

It is reasonably common to see salt cellars of this size but rare to see mustard pots.

Dimensions: width (from side to handle) 13 cm, diameter 9.1 cm, weight 17 troy oz.

Maker
William Elliott

William Elliott (1762 – 1854), son of William Elliott of Warwick Lane, London. Apprenticed to Richard Gardner of Silver Street Golden Square Middlesex goldsmith, Citizen and Goldsmith on payment of £7. Free, 1 April 1795.

Mark entered as plate worker, in partnership with J.W. Story, 6 October 1809. Address: 25 Compton Street, Clerkenwell. Second mark, alone 7 September 1813, same address. Described as silversmith in the apprenticeship to him of James Parkin, 6 October 1819 at the same address, and still there 1823 (apprenticeship of John Evans) and 5 January 1825, when his son Richard William was also bound to him. Livery, January 1822. Died 1854.

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