1950 Sterling Silver 92.5 hallmarked Mustard pot with Glass liner and hinged lid

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Seller: allisonsattic58 (3) 100%, Location: Isle Of Wight, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123836588655 This item is a 1950 Solid Silver Mustard pot with a hinged lid and beautiful heavy blue glass liner that perfectly fits the pot,no spoon comes with the piece but there is a hole in the silver lid to allow a spoon to sit in there and the lid to close. There is an interesting three ribbed pattern on four corners of the interestingly shaped and elegant item it is a beautifully and artistically designed mustard pot. The mustard pot is hallmarked Size 7.5cm x 9.0 x 5.1 H x L x W Weight : 107 g "Ever heard the phrase ‘that’s mustard’ or ‘doesn’t cut the mustard’? Even if that last comment is a little archaic, the phrase –amazingly– is a carry on from the cowboys of mid-19th century America. That’s about 175 years of mustardy goodness being a part of colloquial speech. It’s not surprising that mustard is held in high esteem, as it’s more than a condiment, it’s actually a remedy for a sore throat (if you mix it with a little lemon juice), a decongestant, deodoriser, a muscle relaxant, and mild mustard is even good for skin. No wonder everyone thought mustard was, well, mustard! so what is a mustard pot ? Seems like asking a question with an obvious answer, but originally mustard was used on the table in its dry state, and only due to its popularity did it become widely available in its more recognisable wet form that we know and love. In fact- in Medieval ages the ‘Great House’ of the time would have their own Mustarder, who was responsible for making sure the household’s mustard supply never ran dry! The change from the dry to wet mustard took place in the middle years of the 18th century, and with this came the opportunity for the humble condiment container to become an elaborate yet practical table decoration. It is common for antique mustard pots to feature the pierced body design with a glass liner which is usually blue, and before this style became popular most mustard pots were gilded inside. This was to prevent corrosion of the metal due to the mustard itself comprising of acidic ingredients such as vinegar, apple juice, cider and even occasionally wine – no wonder we’re so fond of the stuff! And hey, if all that other stuff doesn’t ‘cut the mustard for you,’ you can always just slather it onto the meat of your choice."This well written description of a mustard pot was taken from (www.acsilver.co.uk) acsilvers web page. "Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.Fine silver, for example 99.9% pure silver, is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength. Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing and elements other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing, as well as casting porosity and firescale. Such elements include germanium, zinc, platinum, silicon, and boron. Recent examples of alloys using these metals include argentium, sterlium, sterilite and silvadium." Extract from Wikipedia. Condition: Good condition some wear and tear silver is slightly tarnished and lid hinge is slightly worn, Product: Silver Mustard Pot 1950, Age: Post-1940, Composition: Solid Silver

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