BEAUTIFUL IMPRESSIVE LARGE EXTREMELY RARE FINE QUALITY VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER THREE BOTTLE GLASS OIL-VINEGAR CRUET STAND. This is a Beautiful & Impressive Large very fine quality Extremely Rare Victorian Solid Silver three bottle Glass Oil-Vinegar Cruet Stand, this rare cruet stand was crafted by the Victorian silversmith Edward Ker Reid, it was Assayed in London in 1871 making it 148 years old. The quality is stunning as you would expect, the stand itself has been crafted in solid silver the stem of the stand has three solid silver ring. In which each of the hand Blown. Vials would sit snugly, they each still retain there hand blown glass stoppers with a ball finials, to the top of the silver stem you will see it also has a solid silver ball finial matching the glass stoppers on the Vials beautifully , this is finished.
With a circular domed base, each of the hand blown vials would have contained either an Oil or a Vinegar, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, as you would expect being crafted by such fine Victorian silversmiths, this is fully hallmarked, its absolutely breath taking and so extremely rare, this would have once belonged to a very wealthy Victorian household and sat proudly on their dinner table. When hosting many a fine dinner party, this would have looked amazing sparking in the candlelight, this was in a time many years ago when things were so very different, if this could talk i can just imagine what fascinating stories it could tell, this is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel.
It is of a large size and very heavy. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. Please study the photos as this is an extremely rare. You will not find another like this on the market.The collar on the vails have the normal imperfectiosn being hand blown, only 1 vial has a chip to the banding in the middle with old glue on, the stoppers are wonderful and all original, you will not see anything like this on the market. The stand is NOT weighted at all. Reid family was closely related with Barnard family, as the brothers William Ker and David Reid married Mary and Elizabeth Barnard, daughters of Edward Barnard I, founder of the firm Edward Barnard & Sons.
Edward Ker Reid (son of William Ker Reid) married in 1847 Anna Barnard, daughter of John Barnard I (they were cousins and both grandchildren of Edward Barnard I). 239.2 gram of solid silver without the glass bottles........
With the glass bottles 587.8 grams complete. The item "SUPERB RARE VICTORIAN Edward Ker Reid SOLID SILVER GLASS BOTTLE CRUET & STAND" is in sale since Wednesday, March 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Bottles".The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.