Antique Silver Owl Mustard Pot by Charles & George Fox
Maker: George Fox
A fine and rare antique sterling silver novelty mustard pot in the form of an owl. With realistically chased plumage,...
A fine and rare antique sterling silver novelty mustard pot in the form of an owl. With realistically chased plumage, a hinged cover and glass button eyes. Complete with the original mouse spoon. Weight 196grams, 6.3 troy ounces. Height 9 cms. Diameter 6.5 cms. Length of spoon 6.5 cms. London 1849. Maker Charles Thomas & George Fox.
This superb collectors piece is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The mustard and spoon have matching English silver hallmarks. Each piece is marked and exactly as it should be. There is a little salt staining inside the mustard pot. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Maker: George Fox
The Fox family of silversmiths. Charles Fox's mark was entered in 1801, He worked until 1827. His son Charles Fox II joined his father in 1822 and continued until about 1842 when his sons George and Charles Fox took over the family business. George entered a joint maker's mark in 1842 with his brother Charles Thomas Fox, from 139 Old Street, where they are listed until 1852 as working silversmiths. C.T. & G. Fox then moved to 13 Queen Street (renamed 13 Bateman Street in 1885), Soho, where they are listed as working silversmiths. Charles Thomas Fox retired on 31st December 1860 leaving George Fox as sole partner in the firm of C.T. & G. Fox. The business moved in 1891 to 50 Berwick Street , Soho, where in 1892 they are listed as manufacturing silversmiths, repairs, gilding, plating etc. to the trade.
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