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Cruet Stand (England), ca. 1885

This is a Cruet stand. It was designed by Christopher Dresser and manufactured by Elkington & Co.. It is dated ca. 1885 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is silver-plated metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Daniel Morris. It is credited Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 13.1 x 11 x 11 cm (5 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on underside: S (in circle) / 17286 / E&Co. (in sheild) / E (in Gothic style) & Co. O (in lozenge) / ELKINGTON&Co.

It is inscribed

Engraved on front of one circular container: "BENT HILL RESTAURANT" within circular, belt-like surround.

Cite this object as

Cruet Stand (England), ca. 1885; Designed by Christopher Dresser (British, 1834–1904); silver-plated metal; Overall: 13.1 x 11 x 11 cm (5 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.); Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion; 1993-134-1

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