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John Delmester

John Delmester (Delmestre), London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. Probably Hugeunot. Only mark entered as largeworker 1755.

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John Delmester

John Delmester (Delmestre), London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. Probably Hugeunot. Only mark entered as largeworker 1755.

  • 1761

    John Delmester

    9300 George III Silver Warwick Cruet

    £3,250

    A handsome antique sterling silver cruet set with a matching set of 3 silver casters and 2 silver topped and faceted crystal oil and vinegar bottles. The cinquefoil frame has 4 shell feet and a shaped decorative cartouche containing a hand engraved armorial. An unusual feature is that one small caster has been fitted with a plain inner sleeve; this is known as a “blind caster” which is the earliest form of mustard pot. Total weight of silver 1498 grams, 48.1 troy ounces. Caster height 19.5 and 16 cm, bottle height 18.3 cm, each with a matching hand engraved crest. Casters London 1764, frame London 1761, maker John Delmester.

  • 1759

    John Delmester

    7484 George II Silver Warwick Cruet

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    A handsome antique sterling silver cruet set with a matching set of 3 silver castors with hand engraved crests and 2 silver and faceted crystal oil and vinegar bottles. The cinquefoil frame has 4 shell feet and a shaped decorative cartouche, with a hand engraved armorial, to the front. Total weight of silver 350 grams, 11.2 troy ounces. Castors height 16 and 13 cms. Bottles height 16 cms. Height to top of handle 22 cms. London 1759. Maker John Delmester.

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