Set of 4 Rare Antique Colonial Indian Silver Muffin / Muffineers by Hamilton & Co. 1810 Calcutta
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A rare set of four Colonial Indian Silver Muffineers on round pedestal feet.
Circa Date: 1810 / Makers mark: (possibly) Hamilton & Co of Calcutta.
With domed pull off lids, round finial tops, gadroon border decoration.
Each marked with colonial guild marks,
all marks are tired but identifiable, marks as follows: - Elephant / Vase/ Date letter "A" / Floral mark and Makers mark **H
Size: 3.5 inches tall x 1.5 inches wide (foot)
Weight: 370 grams
Condition: Good, One of the muffiners's marks are very worn. One muffineer with a small repair on lid, the foot a little knocked, various scratches, minor blemishes occurred over a period of time but nothing serious.
Illustration of guild marks courtesy of "Tardy"
A unique Antique collectors item.
The word muffineer used in the early 1800s to describe a shaker to hold caster sugar which could be sprinkled over muffins, scones etc.
19th century society had a fondness for kitchen utensils for almost every occasion, and for a time, the muffineer was a distinct and specialised kitchen item. Today, vintage muffineers are often sold as antique salt shakers or sugar shakers and rarely used for their original purpose.
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