A wonderful and highly sought-after figural cruet, beautifully cast and silver plated.
The gentleman leans on a woven basket, presumably having collected the grapes, the base being highly detailed, covered in grape vines. The basket is gilded on the interior and would act as an open table salt and comes complete with a salt spoon.
The original glass jars, one for mustard and one for ground pepper are decorated with an etched grapevine design. The mustard pot comes complete with a mustard spoon.
What makes this particularly special are the three English design registration diamonds or lozenge, which allows us to date the design to 20th April 1871.
A fabulous piece in excellent condition measuring 5 1/4" x 4" x 6" tall.