Henry Holland, London, 1858, Sterling Mustard Pot with Glass Liner
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Identified as an "important manufacturer," in the benchmark "Jackson's Hallmarks," Henry Holland, of Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater, was located in London, England, in the mid 19th century.
This example of his work is fully marked with his maker's "H.H," a date letter for 1858-59, London, sterling, and a queen's head.
It is a large mustard pot with a clear glass liner. It stands 2 1/8" tall, has a body that is 2 1/8" wide, a maximum span of 3 1/2" to the end of the handle, and the silver alone weighs 4.1 T. oz.
The plain walls and lid are finely engraved in a dense floral, scroll, acanthus, and lattice work design. The top has a leaf script "RAE" monogram.
The cee scroll with a leaf grip handle is solid silver, as is the fan-shaped thumb tab on the lid. There is a tiered rim base and rim lip on the body.
It is in excellent condition, free of bends, nicks, or breaks in the silver. The same is true of the heavy, beveled edge glass liner. The engraving remains crisp and the finish has an even patina.