Novelty Silver Pig Cruet
Maker: William Comyns
A delightful silver condiment set consisting of two salt and pepper shakers in the form of a pig and a...
silver condiment set consisting of two salt and pepper shakers in the form of a pig and a mustard server, with matching spade spoon, modelled as a pig trough. The quality of the workmanship is excellent. Heavy gauge silver. Original gilt to the mustard interior and spoon.
Weight 616 grams, 19.8 troy ounces.
Height of pigs 9/6cm. Height trough 4cm.
Maker William Comyns.
Marks. The 2 pigs and the top of the trough are stamped with a full set of matching English silver hallmarks. The trough base and spoon are unmarked.
This lovely cruet set is in excellent condition.
Maker: William Comyns
William Comyns. This prestigious firm of manufacturing silversmiths was originally established by William Comyns in circa 1859 when he purchased the business of Robert Tagg (founded circa 1720), an outworker of Rundell, Bridge & Co. William Comyns, silversmith, subsequently moved to 1 Percy Mews, Rathbone Place, then to 16 Silver Street, Golden Square, Soho, and to Beak Street, Regent Street. Additional premises were taken from circa 1903 at 54 Marshall Street, Soho. The firm became William Comyns & Son in circa 1885 when sons Charles and Richard were admitted to the partnership. William Comyns died in January 1916. The business became William Comyn & Sons Ltd in 1930, with R.H. Comyns as permanent governing director. In 1953 the company was purchased by Bernard Copping and is now one of the few surviving manufacturing silversmiths in London, with premises in Tower Street, London, WC2.
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