DescriptionA George III Silver and Cut-Glass Caduceus Egg Cruet attributed to Rebecca Eames and Edward Barnard with Spoons, London. England, 1804-1805
Marks to cruet: (lion passant), (leopard's head), I
Marks to spoons: (lion passant), N, (duty mark), WE, WF, WC
7 x 8 x 6 inches (17.8 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm) (cruet)
19.14 troy ounces (excluding glass)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. HAROLD EKLUND, DES MOINES, IOWA
The cruet surmounted by a lion mask-form handle, with leaf tendril leading to six glass egg cups and later spoons, caduceus-form supports between every cup, leading to a ovular ring base, all raised on four shell feet.
Spoons with marks for William Eley I, William Fearn & William Chawner II.
Possible solding to the caduceus meeting the egg cup joints, small missing flakes and fleabites to the egg cups, chip to base of egg cup, otherwise with surface scratches commensurate with age.
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