Howard c. 1900 Sterling Silver Paneled Mustard Pot
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Standing 3 3/8" tall to the top of the finial, 3 3/8" at the widest to the edge of the handle, and weighing just under 4.0 T. oz. this solid silver piece was made by Providence, Rhode Island's Howard Sterling Company and retailed by Boston's Shreve, Crump, & Low according to the identifiers on the underside. Other marks include "Sterling," "925/1000," "4522," and "Pat '93."
Catalogs of the period identify shorter versions of this form as mustard pots, and taller ones as horseradish. Common use today does not distinguish between these two sweeping them all into the category mustard.
Traditional in style, this has six paneled sides, rests on a footed base, has a beaded border on the upper rim, and a double cee scroll, solid handle. It is engraved "GS" in a flowing script.
It is in very fine condition. There are perhaps two very shallow dimples in the walls of the body, but they are in sum remarkably smooth and have a brilliant finish. The lid fits smoothly and has a secure hinge.