Silver Lighthouse pepper mill & salt cellar
Reference: 6693, 6694
(Shown on the right)
An extraordinarily large Sterling silver pepper mill modelled after the famous Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina USA (known for its double-helix striped design), features engraved brickwork to the lower section, with linear details encircling the cylindrical tapered body and a balustrade with beaded detailing, terminating in a pointed finial at the top. Made by Juwelier Schimmelfeng of Hamburg, Germany this was most likely a special commission piece made in the early 20th century. The grinding mechanism (interestingly) is made by Peugeot, renowned for their pepper mills to this day, and is stamped PEUGEOT FRANCE, to the underside. Stamped 925 and bearing maker’s marks and date marks to the base.
Height: 11 inches (28 cm).
Price Code: £££
(On the left)
A sterling silver salt cellar designed after the famous Sandy Hook lighthouse in New Jersey, the oldest working lighthouse in the USA. With faceted sides and engraved windows the cellar features a domed pierced cap at the top for dispensing the salt. Marked to the underside with German date marks and makers marks, and SANDY HOOK USA.
Height 4 inches (10 cm).
Price Code: ££
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