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Peppers

Antique Silver Peppers (Pepperettes or Pepper Shakers) originated in the 17th century when they were more commonly known as Casters. The most popular styles were baluster, hexagonal, vase and lighthouse which continued through to today. Novelty Peppers are a popular collecting field and can be found in many attractive forms, particularly animals.

Kitchen Peppers have a side handle to aid pouring.

The Pepper Mill was introduced towards the end of the 19th century, often with a French ball bearing movement, to grind the pepper at the table. They are often in the form of a butter churn.

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Peppers

Antique Silver Peppers (Pepperettes or Pepper Shakers) originated in the 17th century when they were more commonly known as Casters. The most popular styles were baluster, hexagonal, vase and lighthouse which continued through to today. Novelty Peppers are a popular collecting field and can be found in many attractive forms, particularly animals.

Kitchen Peppers have a side handle to aid pouring.

The Pepper Mill was introduced towards the end of the 19th century, often with a French ball bearing movement, to grind the pepper at the table. They are often in the form of a butter churn.

  • 1680

     

    6392 Antique Silver Bun Pepper

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    An antique sterling silver pepper pot of simple baluster form with a pierced detachable top. Marked underneath with an early leopards head. London. Circa 1680. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1703

    William Fleming

    5975 Queen Anne Silver Pepper

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    A very early antique Britannia standard silver kitchen pepper with ring handle. The pull off lid is geometrically pierced with line engraving. Below are engraved the initials “R*B”. Weight 45 grams, 1.4 troy ounces. Height 6 cms. Diameter of base 3.25 cms. Marked to the side of the body with makers mark only for William Fleming (see Jacksons page 158, date entered in 1703.

  • 1719

     

    8512 Antique George I Silver Pepper

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    An antique Britannia standard* silver kitchen pepper with ring handle. The lid has a bayonet fitting and is pierced with concentric rings of little holes. Both body and lid retain the original gilding. Weight 68 grams, 2 troy ounces. Height 7.5 cms. Diameter of base 4.7 cms. Marked underneath for London 1719. Makers mark indistinct.

  • 1728

    Robert Makepiece

    7044 George II Newcastle Silver Bun Pepper

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    A rare little antique sterling silver pepperette of plain design and having reed borders. Classic baluster shape. The pull off lid has pretty piercing. Weight 116 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Newcastle 1728. Maker Robert Makepiece I.

  • 1732

    Paul Crespin

    10103 Set of George II Antique Silver Casters

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    A fantastic quality set of antique sterling silver castors made by the master silversmith Paul Crespin. Classic plain style with pierced removable tops. Extremely large size, thick gauge and heavy in the hand. An unusual feature is that one small caster has been fitted with a plain inner sleeve, this is known as a “blind caster”, the earliest form of mustard pot. Height 21.5cm and 16.6cm. Weight 1056 grams, 33.9 troy ounces. London 1732 (large), 1733 (small). Maker Paul Crespin.

  • 1737

    Charles Sprage

    9857 George II Silver Pepper

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    A plain style antique silver castor with pierced top and shaped finial. Small size for salt or pepper. Weight 73 grams, 2.3 troy ounces. Height 11.9 cm. London 1737. Maker Charles Sprage. Sterling silver.

  • 1748

    Samuel Wood

    9050 George II Silver Pepper

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    A charming antique sterling silver pepper caster of plain baluster form with a pull off cover pierced and criss-cross engraved. Good colour. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Weight 96 grams, 3 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. London 1748. Made by Samuel Wood, a well known maker of cruets and castors.

  • 1748

    Samuel Wood

    9865 George II Silver Casters

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    A pair of antique silver casters, or tall peppers, of plain baluster form with detachable pierced tops. Classic style. Hand engraved to each is the crest of a lion. Total weight 263 grams, 8.4 troy ounces. Height 15cm. London 1748. Maker Samuel Wood. Sterling silver.

  • 1783

    Hester Bateman

    7967 Antique George III Silver Peppers by Hester Bateman

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    A pretty pair of antique sterling silver pepperettes by the sought after English lady silversmith. Elegant tall baluster form with gadroon borders. The tops are pierced and engraved, each with a flame finial. Weight 152 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Height 14. Diameter of base 5 cms. London 1781 and 1783. Maker Hester Bateman.

  • 1788

    Charles Hougham

    9543 George III Silver Pepper Shakers

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    An elegant pair of antique sterling silver peppers of tall vase shape with pierced detachable tops. Good colour. Uninscribed. Weight (pair) 276 grams, 8.8 troy ounces. Height 16.5cm. London 1788. Made by Charles Hougham.

  • 1851

    George John Richards

    7507 Victorian Silver Owl Pepper

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    A delightful antique sterling silver novelty pepperette in the form of an owl having a detachable head with glass eyes. Beautifully modelled and engraved, the quality is very realistic. Weight 44 grams, 1.4 troy ounces. Height 7 cms. London 1851. Maker George Richards.

  • 1854

    John Figg

    9830 Antique Silver Salt and Pepper Set

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    A good quality antique silver salt and pepper condiment set in a gilt silver frame with carrying handle. Simple classical form with beaded borders and little shaped feet. The bottles are the original Bristol blue cut glass. The salt cellar has a hinged cover, the pepperette has the standard lift off top. Weight of stand 97 grams (without bottles), 3.1 troy ounces. Height 11cm. Width of stand 10cm. London 1854. Maker John Figg. The accompanying salt spoon is London 1832 by Robert Hennell II. Sterling silver.

  • 1857

    George J Richards & Edward C Brown

    9748 Pair of Antique Silver Owl Peppers

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    A charming pair of antique silver novelty pepperettes, each in the form of an owl, with detachable head and red glass eyes. Beautiful modelling and engraving. The quality is very realistic. Gilt interiors. Manufacturer’s numbers 7192 & 7193. Total weight 94 grams, 3 troy ounces. Height 7cm. London 1857. Maker George G Richards & Edward Charles Brown. Sterling silver.

  • 1871

    Edward Charles Brown

    9295 Victorian Silver Owl Peppers

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    A delightful pair of antique sterling silver novelty pepperettes, each in the form of an owl with detachable head and glass eyes. Beautifully modelled and engraved, the quality is very realistic. Total weight 87 grams, 2.7 troy ounces. Height 7.5 cm. London 1871. Maker Edward Charles Brown.

  • 1879

    Henry Wilkinson & Co

    8670 Antique Silver Champagne Cork Pepper

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    A Victorian novelty silver pepper, made in the form of a Champagne Cork with crossed pegs to assist opening and realistic textured stem. Screw off base. Weight 29 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Height 4.5 cms. Sheffield, 1879. Maker Henry Wilkinson & Co.

  • 1881

    Sampson Mordan & Co

    9372 Antique Silver Frog Peppers

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    A rare and excellent quality pair of novelty silver pepperettes modelled in the form of crouching frogs. The chased decoration is very fine, crisp and realistic. Bead eyes. The pepper pours from the pierced holes representing the frog’s nostrils and wind sac. The pepper is filled via a screw cover to the underside. Total weight 171 grams, 5.4 troy ounces. Length 6.7cm. Width 4.5 cm. London 1881. Maker Sampson Mordan.

  • 1890

     

    7657 Novelty Silver Pepper in the Form of Champagne Bottle

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    A quirky little antique sterling silver novelty pepperette in the form of a champagne bottle with a detachable cork. Very attractive model. Weight 24 grams, 0.7 troy ounces. Height 8.5 cms. Birmingham 1890. Makers mark rubbed.

  • 1892

    Joseph Braham

    5685 Pair of Antique Silver Pig Salt and Pepper Pots

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    A beautifully modelled pair of antique sterling silver condiments modelled as pigs with curly tails. The pepper pot (female) has a pull off top and the pepper shakes out of the eyes. The salt pot flips open and has a small indentation on the lid to fit a little spoon. Weight 181 grams, 5.8 troy ounces. Height 3.5 cms. Pepper – length 8.5 cms, salt – length 8 cms. London 1892. Maker Joseph Braham.

  • 1898

    Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepherd

    8348 Antique Miniature Silver Teapot Pepper

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    A nice little silver pepper pot in the form of a Victorian teapot. Typical late 19th century shape with oval tapering sides and straight spout. Gilt inside. The lid pulls off to fill with pepper. Weight 28 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Height 4 cms. Spread of handle to spout 7. 2 cms. Base 4.2 x 3.4 cms. Chester 1898. Maker Saunders & Shepherd.

  • 1900

    Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepherd

    8347 Antique Miniature Silver Childs Toy Horse Pepper

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    A very rare example of a novelty silver pepper pot in the form of a child’s pull along toy. A very charming piece of collectors silver and fully functional. The pepperette is filled with pepper by removing the head. The pepper is poured from the chest of the horse. Even the wheels turn. The head and saddle are engraved with prick dots. Weight 21 grams. Height 5.2 cms. Length 4.2 cms. Chester 1900. Maker Saunders & Shepherd.

  • 1901

    Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepherd

    8349 Antique Miniature Silver Coffee Pot Pepper

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    A nice little silver pepper pot in the form of a Queen Anne side handled coffee pot. Typical circa 1700 design with oval tapering sides, straight spout, and turned wooden side handle. Gilt inside. The lid pulls off to fill with pepper. Weight 26 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Height 7.5cm. Spread 6.3cm. Diameter of base 3cm. Chester 1901. Maker Saunders & Shepherd.

  • 1909

    Gourdel Vales

    8304 Pair of Antique Silver Teddy Bear Peppers

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    Novelty silver. A pair of antique sterling silver pepper pots in the form of a teddy bear. Attractive styling. Removable heads. Total weight 30 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 3.5 cms. Birmingham 1909. Maker Gourdel Vales & Co.

  • Circa 1910

     

    7260 Pair of French Silver Squirrel Peppers

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    A charming pair of antique silver figural pepperettes of seated squirrels holding a nut in their paws. Each has a hinged compartment below to put the pepper. The nut has some holes where the pepper is poured. Weight 156 grams, 5.0 troy ounces. Height 8 cms. Marked on the edge of the bottom flap with a French silver stamp. Circa 1910.

  • 1911

    Berthold Muller

    8384 Pair of Novelty Silver Chick Peppers

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    A charming pair of antique sterling silver condiments modelled as baby birds. Excellent quality and heavy gauge silver.Beautifully modelled with expressive little faces. Screw filler caps to the base. Weight 158 grams, 5 troy ounces. Height 6 cms. Continental silver marks. English silver import marks for Chester 1911. Maker Berthold Muller.

  • 1913

    Asprey

    9921 Antique Silver Pepper

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    An excellent little silver pepper shaker of plain form and simple styling. The curved handle and bayonet fitting allow it to be shaken thoroughly without the top coming loose. This style is known as a “kitchen pepper”. Weight 86 grams, 2.7 troy ounces. Height 9cm. Spread 7cm. London 1913. Maker Asprey & Co. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1930

     

    8957 Antique Silver Dog Pepper

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    An attractive antique sterling silver condiment modelled as a dog with a curly tail. Detachable top. Good quality model in heavy cast silver. Weight 47 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Height 5cm. Marked underneath “sterling” with makers mark “D & H”. Possibly American. Circa 1930.

  • Circa 1970

     

    7577 Pair of Vintage Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers

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    A quirky pair of sterling silver salt and pepper shakers in the form of penguins standing with their flippers outstretched. Pull off heads with black glass eyes. Excellent detail and heavy gauge silver. Gilt inside. Weight 210 grams, 6.7 troy ounces. Height 7cm
    s. Marked on the flipper with “silver” and a makers mark. Possibly French. Circa 1970.

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