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A late Victorian silver pepper grinder modelled in the form of a bell with angular handle surmount. Hallmarked Hukin & Heath (John Thomas Heath & John Hartshorne Middleton), Birmingham 1899. Maximum height measures 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm), gross weight 4.61 ozt (143.4 grams).
The bell displays some general wear, surface scratches, marks and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Several surface dints and bumps, especially the base rim which is slightly misshapen. Further spots of tarnishing to the underside. The hallmarks and maker's marks appear a little rubbed but are mostly legible.