Artificers' Guild silver and wood pepper
A silver and wood pepper made by the Artificers’ Guild in 1926.
The pepper is made from turned wood with silver mounts and a silver lid. It was once part of a cruet set that would have included a salt and a mustard pot. An example of the full set can be found in the archive of the Vandenbosch website:
Interestingly the salt in this set had Edward Spencer’s mark to the base. It’s highly likely therefore that this pepper was designed by the Guild’s main designer, Edward Spencer.
The silver lid and base of the pepper are both fully hallmarked for the Artificers’ Guild, London, 1926.
Dimensions: 4″ high by just under 2″ in diameter across the base
Condition: Small split in the wood on the base as pictured (last image)