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Vintage Silver Penguin Cruet by Richard Comyns

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Stock: 6548

Date: 1961

Maker: Richard Comyns

Country: England

A quirky little sterling silver condiment set modelled as a family of penguins. Very charming, each piece has a good...

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Description

Description

A quirky little sterling silver condiment set modelled as a family of penguins. Very charming, each piece has a good weight, lifelike plumage and glass eyes. The mustard pot has a hinged lid and a little spoon, with the handle formed as a fish, which rests under the penguin’s beak. Weight 329 grams, 10.5 troy ounces. Heights 6/7/7.5 cms. London 1961. Maker William Comyns & Sons (Richard Comyns).

Condition

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 Information

Maker: Richard Comyns

Richard Comyns. A prestigious firm of manufacturing silversmiths originally established by William Comyns in circa 1859 when he purchased the business of Robert Tagg, an outworker of Rundell, Bridge & Co. William Comyns, silversmith, of 1 Percy Mews, Rathbone Place, then 16 Silver Street, Golden Square, Soho, and then Beak Street, Regent Street. Additional premises taken circa 1903 at 54 Marshall Street, Soho. The firm became William Comyns & Son in circa 1885 when sons Charles and Richard became partners. William Comyns died 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 at Comyns House, Tower Street, London, WC2.

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