George II Silver Warwick Cruet
Maker: Samuel Wood
A fantastic antique sterling silver cruet set with a matching set of 3 silver castors engraved with armorials and 2...
A fantastic antique sterling silver cruet set with a matching set of 3 silver castors engraved with armorials and 2 crested silver and faceted glass oil and vinegar bottles. The cinquefoil frame has 4 shell feet and a shaped decorative cartouche, with matching armorial, to the front. Total weight of silver 1814 grams, 58.3 troy ounces. Castors height 18.5 and 16 cms. Bottles height 15 cms. London 1750. Maker Sam Wood.
The silver bottle tops are unmarked, they are crested and the tops fit perfectly into the silver frame.
There is a hand engraved armorial on the 3 castors and cartouche of the frame and a crest on the top of the oli and vinegar bottles.
Literature: Stolen from our shop at waxantiques 49, Camden Passage, London N18EA on 4th July 2012
Crime Ref 2716480/12 PC Saydam (Islington Burglary Squad) 0207 421 0172
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: Samuel Wood
Samuel Wood (c.1704-1794), apprenticed to Thomas Bamford 1721, free 1730. First mark entered as largeworker, 1733. Second mark circa 1738. Third mark 1739. Fourth mark entered 1754. Fifth mark 1756. Warden 1758-60, and Prime Warden 1763. Through his apprenticeship to Thomas Bamford, who had been bound to Charles Adam, Wood came of a continuous line of specialist caster-makers and in turn trained both Jabez Daniell and Robert Piercey (q.v.), both clearly established also in the same line of production. Wood’s cruets and individual casters, although produced in quantity are of a uniformly high standard and one of the most attractively designed smaller items of plate, without which no reasonably equipped table of the eighteenth century appears to have been complete.
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