A stunning pair of Cartier sterling silver mills or grinders for pepper and/or salt stand 4 1/8 inches tall and measure 2 1/8 inches across the base.
Classic in style these are simple and elegant. One appears to be unused while the other has the faint fragrance of pepper having lived there - but that said, neither grinder had spice residue on it or any wear to the mechanism - so it's a mystery to me. Note the photographs showing the separate pieces disassembled.
Both are engraved Cartier Sterling on the side walls just beneath the tops.
CONDITION: In overall very fine vintage condition. One weighs 175.31 grams and the other, 176.20 grams. Marked on the underside MADE ITALY CC. These fine grinders are virtually timeless.
Our fine sterling smalls are always beautifully presented and shipped at no charge to our clients.
*** Apologies for the multitude of reflections in the photos. I was part way through the polishing process when I realized they would be too reflective to shoot - so I stopped cleaning them, but apparently not soon enough because now you see the reflections and the remaining tarnish!