This is a piece I have never seen before, and I doubt very much will come across again.
This Victorian novelty cruet set is made from silver plate with a makers mark on the underside for William Padley (Formerly Padley, Parkin & Staniforth) of Sheffield. This piece is also lucky enough to have an English design registration number, 228149, for the year 1894.
The violin has an open salt (gilded to protect the silver), a pepper pot and mustard pot. The glass jars carry on the musical theme, one engraved with the Wedding March and the other with Auld Lang Syne, both the lids are engraved with crossed violin bows .... all quite outstanding and unusual. The two spoons, one for the salt and one for the mustard have terminals featuring the Bass Cleff and Treble Clef.
A remarkable piece, in excellent condition measuring 9 1/2" x 3 1/2".
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