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A rare Hukin & Heath Silver Plate 6 Egg Cruet with matching spoons arranged in a circular silver stand. The stand has a handle in the center and a polished base with four ball feet, reflecting light. This unique collectable piece sits against a gradient from dark to light gray. Nicholas Wells Antiques

19th Century Egg Cruet

The late 19th-century silver-plated oval egg cruet by Hukin & Heath is a beautiful example of Victorian craftsmanship, featuring six egg cups and spoons. This particular piece is marked with “H&H” beside a winged eagle and the number 3019, indicating its authenticity and origin from Hukin & Heath. The firm was established in Birmingham in 1855 by Jonathan Wilson Hukin and John Thomas Heath, entering its mark in the London Assay Office in 1879. Known for their silver and electroplated wares, Hukin & Heath became a limited company in 1904 and remained in business until 1953​.

This egg cruet, with its twisted handle and ball feet, is a splendid example of the company’s production during the 1870s and 1880s, a period when they were well-known for items designed under the influence of the Aesthetic Movement. Pieces from this era were highly sought after for their innovative designs and quality craftsmanship​.

Hukin & Heath’s association with notable designers like Dr. Christopher Dresser further accentuates the historical and artistic value of their pieces. Dresser’s influence on the firm’s output contributed to its distinctive style, blending functionality with the aesthetic principles of the period​​.

For anyone interested in Victorian silverware, a piece like this egg cruet not only serves as a functional tableware item but also as a collector’s piece, reflecting the rich history of British silversmithing and the decorative arts movement of the late 19th century.

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A rare Hukin & Heath Silver Plate 6 Egg Cruet with matching spoons arranged in a circular silver stand. The stand has a handle in the center and a polished base with four ball feet, reflecting light. This unique collectable piece sits against a gradient from dark to light gray. Nicholas Wells Antiques

Hukin & Heath Silver Plate 6 Egg Cruet

Stock Number: 13265

Late 19th century silver plated oval egg cruet by Hukin & Heath, with six egg cups, and spoons. Stamped on the base. H&H Beside a Winged Eagle and 3019. With a twisted handle and raised on ball feet.

England, circa 1880
  • Height: 16.5 cm (6.5 inches)
  • Width: 18 cm (7 inches)
  • Depth: 13.5 cm (7.3 inches)

£950

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  • Height: 16.5 cm (6.5 inches)
  • Width: 18 cm (7 inches)
  • Depth: 13.5 cm (7.3 inches)

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