Hester Bateman Sterling Silver Crystal Cruet Set Antique Georgian

 

Hester Bateman Sterling Silver Crystal Cruet Set Antique Georgian

Product# RA-433

Sale:
$7,200.00



Antique sterling silver and crystal cruet set made by Hester Bateman. 


The oval basket has sloping sides with pierced decoration and is embellished by extensive brightwork engraving. Looped handle at the center and ball and claw feet at the bottom, wood base inside. Eight cut crystal bottles, each with sterling caps or spouts, including salt and pepper bottles with perforated caps and finial tops, oil and vinegar with beaded and reeded handles and highly decorated hinge tops. Four smaller bottles have sterling caps and cut crystal fitted stoppers.
A beautiful piece by an extraordinary Georgian silversmith, Hester Bateman. Full hallmarks with additional marks throughout.
Condition - silver is in excellent condition, two small bottles have ships at edges (please see pictures), stoppers have small chips and imperfections -all natural to its age and use.

 England, 18th century
Sizes H. 10", W. 8", D. 5"