Antique silver plated boiled egg cruet set, 4 egg cups and 5 spoons, made in Sheffield, England, Gothic Victorian, 1800s

$41.58

ANTIQUE BOILED EGG CRUET SET (Ref: 161115)

DESCRIPTION
This silver plated boiled egg cruet set has 4 egg cups and 5 spoons - 4 of them hang on the set and the fifth is a bonus spoon.
The brand is Cooper Brothers of Sheffield, England.
The cruet set's base is circular with a raised and fluted edge and tiny ball feet.
There is a fancy carrying handle that can be removed for cleaning.
The egg cups sit on little prongs and the spoons sit in grooves in a plate attached to the handle. The spoons can hang either from their heads or their handles.
The egg cups are very fancy in a Gothic Victorian way with open metal work around the tops and beaded and fluted edges. They have gold interiors and were probably gold washed when new, but now the gold is from the base metal of brass.
The base of the cruet set is stamped:
"C Bros" in Gothic script for Cooper Brothers
"S" for Sheffield
"EP"
"4199".
Cooper Brothers operated in Sheffield from 1850.
The teaspoons aren't part of the original set.
They are plain with little grooved ends and grooved sides. They are stamped:
"EPNS
A1".

MEASUREMENTS
The set stands 8 inches / 20 cm tall and 6 inches / 15 cm across.

AGE
The original set was manufactured in the 1800s. The spoons were manufactured circa 1920s.

CONDITION
The spoons are in excellent vintage condition. The rest of the set has some plate loss, but is sound and sturdy.

SHIPPING
Items are shipped with Australia Post.

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All other items will be shipped for free.
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Shipping from Australia

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If you purchase more than one item in the same transaction, you will pay a flat shipping rate, regardless of the number of items you purchase.
You will pay the shipping cost of the largest / heaviest item only.
All other items will be shipped for free.
This will be automatically calculated at checkout.
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Returns & Exchanges

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Returns and exchange details

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I will refund if you change your mind about the item - the cost of the item only, not the postage costs. The item must be returned to me in the same condition it was sent.
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Additional

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All of the goods I sell are vintage and most will have had prior owners. For this reason, they are likely to show some signs of age or wear. This is normal and I will only mention specific issues that I think you should know before deciding to purchase.

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