An ornate, elaborate condiment set with a child swinging in the handle. It still has much of its silver and has shined up nicely.
A heavy metal condiment set with handle, rotating holder and pedestal that has five matching bottles of salt, pepper, mustard, vinegar and oil. The two bottles of oil and vinegar have ornate glass beaded like stoppers with no chips. Three of the bottles have silver plated lids. The metal has been silver plated and still has a nice shine.
There is a round stamped manufacturers mark on the upper surface of the bottle holder that reads MERIDEN QUADRUPLEPLATE circling a scale.
Frame – 15” (38.1 cm) tall x 7” (17.8 cm) diameter
Tall cruets – 7 ¾” (19.7 cm) tall x 2 ½” (6.4 cm) diameter
Short cruet – 6” (15.2 cm) tall x 2 ¼” (5.7 cm) diameter
Total weight 4 lb 12.4 oz (2165 g)
There are no breaks, dents, or cracks to the frame and it rotates nicely. There is some scratches, wear and silver losses, especially on the handle, but even now has a nice shine after being polished.
The metal lid to the mustard doesn’t stay on the bottle and the lip has some chips. The bottles have no visible cracks or breaks. The mustard has some spotting from calcification. The bottles are very clear for age.
An ornate, unusual, fun condiment set to add to a Victorian décor or even use.
Victorian Meriden Silver Plate Kate Greenaway Style Revolving Condiment Set