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An early nineteenth century French silver mustard pot, the openwork cylindrical form decorated with a vacant shield cartouche surrounded by a Griffin on either side, pineapple finial to the hinged and domed lid, a further pierced handle and the whole raised on three bracket style feet, with a blue glass liner. Maker's mark for Ambroise Mignerot (Paris 1810-1818), alongside further French Assay marks. Maximum height including finial measures 4 7/8 inches (12.5 cm), silver weight 3.75 ozt (116.7 grams).
The mustard pot displays some general wear, surface scratches, marks and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Minor dints and bumps and small losses to some of the more delicate pierced areas. There is a large split to base rim, near to one of the feet. Struck in several places with various French Standard and Guarantee marks, mainly clear and legible. Replacement liner.