Two rows of elaborate piercing highlight this superior oval sterling mustard pot with its elegant body, pierced thumbpiece and urn finial. It retains its cobalt blue liner. It is fully marked on the base (the maker's mark is upside down in the photo) and marked on the underside of the lid with a lion passant and the maker's mark, which is faint. Overall length (including handle) is 4 1/4 inches and height is 3 1/4 inches. Weight, without glass liner, is 3 troy ounces and 12 pennyweights...
Slim but wonderful catalog of Christie's sale of this fabled item in New York on October 20, 1997. Included is a fascinating essay on the piece with many illustrations.
HARDCOVER Christie's Catalogue for "Magnificent Silver Sold on behalf of the Republic of the Philippines through the Presidential Commission on Good Government.". Sale was held in New York on January 10. 1991. This was, of course, the ill-gotten collection of Ferdinand E. Marcos. There were 78 items in the sale, lavishly illustrated in color, including many fold-outs. The official prices realized sheet is included. The price of $45 includes free Priority Mail shipping within the USA.