English Sterling Silver Basketweave Mustard Pot Daniel Pontifex 1806
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English Sterling Silver Basketweave Mustard Pot Daniel Pontifex 1806 :
RARE ENGLISH STERLING SILVER GEORGE III MUSTARD POT; BASKET WEAVE; GREY HOUND FAMILY CREST; EXCELLENT
We are quite pleased to offer this rare George III basketweave mustard pot.
From Daniel Pontifex in 1806.
One of our favorite Gerigan makers. Known for his distinctive basket weave decoration.
First listed 1791. Grimwade writes that his work showed ".... high standard of execution and delicacy of design" page 629.
Classic rectangular form, incut at shoulder.
Beautifully engraved collared grey hound family crest.
The earlier noted faux wicker basket weave decoartive band to centre.
Atop well cast ball feet.
Hallmarked as shown.
This rare 1806 Daniel Pontifex mustard pot is 3 1/4 inches handle to edge and weighs 6 1/2 (standard) ounces.
Excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina. Stands perfectly firm on table or display shelf. Cover closes flush.
Please feel free to inquire directly about this or any item. We very much welcome your interest.
We are collectors first. As such quite easy to work with.
We combine items when shipping, saving you costs. Ship twice weekly. US Postal Service Express & Priority. Never ground. Fully insured. Almost always losing money by doing so.
We make great effort to accurately describe our silver. Returns are accepted, if either condition, country of origin or dating is significantly incorrect. We refund your shipping costs as well. Remember, the items you see are antiques. Hence, have an expected amount of wear. As such, returning an item because we failed to mention a few mild scuffs, nick or tiny bump is not acceptable. Nor do we accept returns based on buyer's remorse.
Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax. We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request. From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27. Enjoy....and good fortune in your offerding.