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*stunning & Rare Antique Edwardian Silver Plated Egg Coddler & Cruet Set Combo* For Sale
*STUNNING & RARE ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN SILVER PLATED EGG CODDLER & CRUET SET COMBO*
HI , AND WELCOME TO THIS sale FOR A FABULOUS & MOST UNUSUAL, 9 PIECE EDWARDIAN SILVER PLATED EGG CODDLER & CRUET SET COMBINATION, OF THE FINEST, HIGH QUALITY SILVERING.
MADE BY THE FAMOUS BIRMINGHAM SILVERSMITHS '' DEYKIN & HARRISON '', AND BEARING THEIR FULL MAKERS MARKS, AS DETAILED FURTHER DOWN.
IT IS MOST LIKELY AN EDWARDIAN PIECE FROM CIRCA 1905 - 1915, OR THERE ABOUTS.
THIS IS A STUNNING & VERY RARE ' ALL IN ONE ' EGG CODDLER / CRUET SET.
CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING :
1 X LARGE 'TREFOIL' SHAPED BASE FRAME, WITH BEAUTIFUL 'STEPPED' EDGES, 3 CONICAL FORMED 'KNOPS' FOR THE EGG CUPS TO SIT UPON AND 3 'V SHAPED' GROOVES FOR THE EGG SPOONS TO LAY IN. COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL 'WING NUT' TO UNDERSIDE & STANDS ON 3 X 'BUN' FEET
1 X LARGE CENTRAL DISH, PRESUMABLY FOR SALT ?
ABOVE THIS IS A FURTHER DISH, BUT SMALLER & LOOKS TO HAVE BEEN TO HOLD SPIRIT FOR BURNING TO KEEP THE WATER HEATED FOR THE EGGS. A MOST UNUSUAL WAY AS MOST HAVE LITTLE BURNERS, BUT ALSO A WONDERFUL & INTERESTING DESIGN.
1 X PEDASTAL STEM IN CENTRE LEADING TO BASE OF CODDLER. THIS IS FITTED WITH A BEAUTIFUL 'TREFOIL' SHAPED SWING HANDLE.
SUPERB 'DOMED' LID FITTED WITH A FABULOUS 'EGG' SHAPED WOODEN FINIAL.
INSIDE THE CODDLER IS AN EGG FRAME FOR HOLDING THE EGGS. PERHAPS NOT THE ORIGINAL AS THIS ONE HOLDS 4 X EGGS & THE SET IS FOR 3. BUT IT FITS WELL & DOES NOT LOOK OUT OF PLACE AT ALL.
3 X EGG CUPS WITH 'PIE CRUST' STYLE RIMS
3 X EGG SPOONS WITH 'KINGS PATTERN' HANDLES. NOT ORIGINAL BUT THEY ARE EGG SPOONS & A LOVELY ADDITION ALL THE SAME.
OF AMAZING HIGH QUALITY, WITH A GOOD THICK & HEAVY GAUGE OF SILVERING, AS IS MOST TYPICAL WITH VICTORIAN / EDWARDIAN ELECTRO PLATE.
THE CRUET / CODDLER COMBO IS OF A WONDERFUL '' ART NOUVEAU '' STYLE & FORM. AND TYPICAL OF THE PERIOD FROM WHEN IT WAS MADE.
SUCH A RARE PIECE, AND IS UNLIKE MOST CODDLERS OF ITS TIME.
BEING AN EGG CODDLER & CRUET COMBINATION PIECE IS QUITE RARE IN ITSELF, BUT TO HAVE THE TREFOIL SHAPED BASE & HANDLE AS WELL AS THE SALT DISH & SECOND DISH FOR SPIRIT BURNING IT IS RARER STILL.
ADD THE WONDERFUL WOODEN 'EGG' FINIAL & IT REALLY IS THE MOST STUNNING EGG SET YOU WILL EVER SEE.
A MUST FOR ANY COLLECTOR OF EDWARDIAN TABLEWARE / SILVER / ELECTROPLATE.
SORRY ABOUT THE REFLECTION IN THE TOP OF THE CODDLER, IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT PIECE TO PHOTO, AS IT IS BOTH VERY ROUND & SHINEY. BUT IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE.
ALL ITEMS ARE IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION.
NO DAMAGE, WEAR OR REPAIRS AT ALL, ANYWHERE.
IT HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LUSTRE & SHINE, AND LOOKS FABULOUS.
THIS IS BOTH EXCELLENT FOR DISPLAY & USE.
SIZE & WEIGHT :
THE BASE FRAME MEASURES 19 CM WIDE & IS 26 TALL INCLUDING HANDLE.
EACH EGG CUP IS 6 CM TALL.
SPOONS ARE EACH 11.5 CM LONG.
WEIGHT OF THE SET = 837 GRAMS. GOOD, HEAVY QUALITY.
MAKERSMARKS/ HALL MARKS :
D & H - MAKERS MARK FOR 'DEYKIN & HARRISON' OF BIRMINGHAM.
PICTORIAL MARKS OF A 'FLUER DE LEYS' & A 'MAN ROWING A GONDOLA' TRADEMARKS USED BY DEYKIN & HARRISON.
EPNS IN SCRIPT - MARK FOR ELECTRO PLATED NICKEL SILVER.
EGG CUPS ARE ALL STAMPED WITH ' EPNS '
3 X EGG SPOONS ARE STAPMED 'WP' INSIDE A CROWN - MAKERS MARK FOR 'WILLIAM PAGE' & EP FOR ELECTRO PLATE.
PLEASE VIEW ALL PHOTOS SO THAT YOU CAN FULLY APPREICIATE WHAT A SIMPLY STUNNING EDWARDIAN EGG CRUET & CODDLER SET THIS IS.
SO THERE WE HAVE IT. A FABULOUS, RARE & UNUSUAL ANTIQUE EGG CRUET & CODDLER COMBINATION SET. A PIECE OF FINE QUALITY, THAT WOULD PLEASE ANY ANTIQUE / SILVER PLATE COLLECTOR.
HAPPY TO SEND WORLDWIDE, BUT PLEASE CHECK FIRST.
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK. THANKS FOR LOOKING.
UK buyers :
PAYPAL IS THE QUICKEST METHOD, BUT CHEQUE / POSTAL ORDERS ARE FINE TOO. CASH UPON COLLECTION IS ALSO WELCOME IF YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO DO SO.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS :
ONCE CLEARED PAYMENT IS RECEIVED MOST ITEMS ARE SHIPPED OUT THE NEXT WORKING DAY.
IF THIS FALLS ON A WEEKEND THEN ITEMS WILL BE SENT ON THE MONDAY MORNING.
ALL ITEMS ARE WELL PACKAGED & PROOF OF POSTAGE ALWAYS OBTAINED.
SO IF EVER ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.
ALL ITEMS THAT WE SELL ARE EITHER ANTIQUE / VINTAGE AND AS SUCH WILL HAVE AGE RELATED MARKS / WEAR.
ANYTHING WORTH MENTIONING WILL BE NOTED IN THE LISTING & PLENTY OF PHOTOS ARE ALWAYS ON SHOW. THESE ARE PART OF & DO FORM THE LISTING ALONG WITH THE DESCRIPTION SO PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PHOTOS PROVIDED.
WE ARE NOT HERE TO MIS-LEAD ANYONE, SO IF AN ITEM HAS BEEN DESCRIBED INCORRECTLY THEN A REFUND WILL BE GIVEN. OTHERWISE NORMAL sale RULES APPLY, SO IF UNSURE PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE TO CHECK.