Three piece Doulton Lambeth 3 piece Cruet Set from 1880 with a stunning blue glaze with white floral pattern. Pattern number 8930 and initial a. I've searched and searched and can't find this pattern on any other piece anywhere. Consists of an open salter, pepper shaker and mustard pot. Lovely finials on the two with lids and a star pattern on the salt and pepper. I'm pretty sure that its silver plate as there is discoloration consistent with that. Not pewter as it wouldn't discolor.
CONDITION: Overall really super condition. There are no repairs and the tops come off and open properly. Seals are good. A few very shallow and small dings on the silver edge and a small nick on the underside edges. Visually beautiful.
SIZES: Pepper - 4 inches high x 2 inches across ; Open Salter - 1 1/4 inches high x 2 inches across ; Mustard Pot - 3 1/2 inches high x 2 inches acr
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Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
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