Set of 3 George II Silver Casters

Date: 1751

Maker: Samuel Wood

Country: England

Stock Number: 8314

An excellent quality set of 3 antique sterling silver castors of baluster form. Classic plain style. The removable tops have pierced foliate scroll-work and spiral fluting. Each caster has a hand engraved coat of arms within a rococo cartouche. Very heavy gauge silver. Weight 1263 grams, 40.6 troy ounces. Tall castor - height 22 cms. Pair of smaller castors - height 18.25 cms. London 1751. Maker Samuel Wood, well known for his silver casters.

Literature: Casters didn't become common household objects until the late 17th century. They were made in varying sizes and designs and were usually for sugar or pepper although the blind caster, the earliest form of mustard pot, was used for dry mustard. The old spelling 'castor' is less frequently used nowadays.

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